African Plant Database

Adenocline acuta (Thunb.) Baill.
Information on the genus : Adenocline
Basionym : Acalypha acuta Thunb.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acalypha acuta Thunb.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Adenocline mercurialis Turcz. (1843)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much branched annual or perennial herb, or suffrutex, dioecious; stems weak, trailing or scrambling, to 3 m in extent, hollow, cylindric, ribbed.
Ecology : Grassland; rain-forest margins; shady riverbanks in forest; thickets; wooded granite kopjes; 1340-2300 m alt.
  S. Africa; first reported outside by Milne-Redhead in 1951 from Malawi; first collected outside in 1931 from Zimbabwe.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual (occ. perennial)-Herb - Ht 0.2 - 1 m. Alt: 3 - 2500 m. Distribution: LES, EC, KN, LP, MP, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 275 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 107727
Record n°107727
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