1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Acalypha L.
      1. Acalypha fimbriata Schumach. & Thonn.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Verde, Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

    Diagnostic
    Very like A. ciliata in all respects except for the female bracts, which show a constant and consistent difference in form throughout the range of both species; in A. fimbriata, the teeth of the bracts are up to 1.5 mm long, falcate-lanceolate and curved towards the apex, often lying alongside each other and almost contiguous; furthermore the teeth are minutely puberulous, and the bracts as a whole are frequently sparingly long-hispid.
    Note
    The allomorphic female flowers always have the fimbriate whorls, instead of just sometimes as in A. ciliata.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Madagascar

    Acalypha fimbriata Schumach. & Thonn. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomas, D.W. [7844], Cameroon K000181202
    Johnston, H.H. [0 s.n.02], Cameroon K000181200

    First published in C.F.Schumacher, Beskr. Guin. Pl.: 409 (1827)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
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