Acalypha caperonioides Baill.

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Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr bridge

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr bridge

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr bridge

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr bridge

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Acalypha peduncularis E. Mey.
Acalypha punctata sensu Eyles
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Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed perennial herb, up to 40 cm, growing from a branched rhizome. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, 3-7-veined from the base, sparsely hairy on both surfaces; margin coarsely serrate. Inflorescences unisexual, mostly on different plants. Male racemes erect, densely-flowered, up to 13 cm long, reddish-brown. Female flower with long crimson filiform style arms. Fruit 3 × 4 mm, 3-lobed, reddish.
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Habitat: In grassland, Brachystegia woodland and at margins of vleis, typically after grass fires.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Mozambique distribution: MS,M
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Content last updated: Friday 4 June 2010
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 40.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 184 - 185.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

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Flora of Malawi: Acalypha caperonioides
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acalypha caperonioides
African Plant Database: Acalypha caperonioides
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acalypha caperonioides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acalypha caperonioides
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Acalypha caperonioides.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135040, retrieved 15 November 2019

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