African Plant Database

Acalypha indica L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 1003 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acalypha indica L. var. indica
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acalypha somalium Müll. Arg.
=Acalypha somalensis Pax (1894)
Taxon infra-specific
Acalypha indica L. var. indica
Acalypha indica var. bailloniana (Müll. Arg.) Hutch.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, usually simple-stemmed annual, or sometimes a woody subperennial herb or subshrub to 1,2 m tall; stems ribbed, and pubescent along the ribs.
Ecology : Sandy margins of rivers; seasonal water courses and pans; usually in shade of thickets; rocky hillsides, rocky outcrops; often in disturbed ground; weed of cultivation; 0-1330 m alt.
  Senegal? - More or less throughout the Old World tropics; introduced into the warmer parts of the New World.
  See under A. segetalis and A. crenata.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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