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Acalypha psilostachya Hochst.
Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 246 (1850)
Notes : [in sched.]
Information on the genus : Acalypha
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acalypha psilostachya Hochst. var. psilostachya
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acalypha johnstoni Pax (1892)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Acalypha psilostachya var. glandulosa Hutch.
Acalypha psilostachya Hochst. var. psilostachya
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or scrambling perennial herb or subshrub 0,6-3 m tall.
Ecology : Swamp forest (mushitu); edges and associated bushland; persisting in disturbed places; rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Ocotea; rock in woodland; along valley bottoms and margins; rarely a weed of cultivation; grassland; 520-3050 m alt.
  Variation in indumentum characters is quite considerable. Intermediate conditions known.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - var. psilostachya (syn.: A. johnstonii Pax) and - var. glandulosa Hutch. (syn.: A. bequaertii Staner).
  See under A. brachystachya. Food plant of the Giant Forest Hog.
  • Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 246 (1850)
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