1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Acalypha L.
      1. Acalypha gillmanii Radcl.-Sm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & SE. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

    Habit
    A shrub 1–1.5 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branchlets puberulous, soon glabrescent, sparingly lenticellate.
    Buds
    Buds perulate.
    Leaves
    Petioles 2–3 mm. long, densely puberulous; leaf-blade obovate-oblanceolate, 4–7 cm. long, 1.5–3 cm. wide, narrowly acuminate, attenuate and narrowly rounded at the base, serrate, membranous, beset with small refringent glands above and beneath, sparingly puberulous on the midrib and main veins above and beneath, otherwise glabrous or subglabrous.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear, 1 mm. long, subglabrous, readily deciduous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences racemose, terminal or arising from the axils of fallen leaves, up to 6 cm. long, the lower half to two-thirds ♀, the upper part ♂; axis puberulous; bracts resembling the stipules.
    Male
    Male flowers very shortly pedicellate; buds globose, subglabrous, gland-dotted at the apex, green.
    Flowers
    Female flowers:pedicels 2–3 mm. long, extending to 5–8 mm. long and becoming reflexed at the apex after flowering, puberulous; calyx-lobes ovate, 1 mm. long, subglabrous; ovary 1.5 mm. diameter, tuberculate and beset with small refringent glands; styles ± free, 3 mm. long, laciniate, glabrous. Male flowers very shortly pedicellate; buds globose, subglabrous, gland-dotted at the apex, green.
    Female
    Female flowers:pedicels 2–3 mm. long, extending to 5–8 mm. long and becoming reflexed at the apex after flowering, puberulous; calyx-lobes ovate, 1 mm. long, subglabrous; ovary 1.5 mm. diameter, tuberculate and beset with small refringent glands; styles ± free, 3 mm. long, laciniate, glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruits 2 mm. long, 2.5 mm. diameter.
    Seeds
    Seeds globose, 1.5 mm. long, dark brown.
    Habitat
    Lowland dry evergreen forest and deciduous coastal thicket; 180–450 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T6 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Acalypha gillmanii Radcl.-Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gillman, H. [1359], Tanzania K000431081 isotype
    Vollesen, K.B. [MRC4250], Tanzania K000453319

    First published in Kew Bull. 30: 675 (1975 publ. 1976)

    Accepted by

    • Muñoz-Rodríguez, P., Cardiel, J.M. & Atha, D. (2014). Acalypha subgenus Linostachys (Euphorbiaceae, Acalyphoideae): a global review Phytotaxa 166: 199-221.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • A. R.-Sm. in Kew Bulletin 30: 675 (1975).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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