African Plant Database

Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acalypha fruticosa Forssk. var. fruticosa
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acalypha chrysadenia Suess. & Friedrich (1953)
Taxon infra-specific
Acalypha fruticosa Forssk. var. fruticosa
Acalypha fruticosa var. eglandulosa Radcl.-Sm.
Acalypha fruticosa var. villosa Hutch.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Aromatic shrub to 4 m tall.
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Ecology : Riverine thicket; dry forest; evergreen tangle on termite mound; open woodland with Acacia seyal, Albizia amara subsp. sericocephala, Lannea humilis, etc. on sandy soil; woodland in extensive cultivations; gully with Combretum and Acacia; etc...
  Namibia; S Arabia, S India, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar).
  Comprises 3 vars.: - var. fruticosa (syn.: A. betulina Retz.; A. chrysadenia Suess. & Friedrich); - var. eglandulosa Radcl.-Smith (syn.: A. kilimandscharica Pax & K. Hoffm.); - var. villosa Pax ex Hutch.
  The specimen Richards 22785 from Zambia is intermediate between var. eglandulosa and A. welwitschiana.
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