1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Acalypha L.
      1. Acalypha lanceolata Willd.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa to W. Pacific.

    [FTEA]

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

    Diagnostic
    Very similar to the preceding (A. crenata) in general habit, but with leaf-bases cuneate, the inflorescences tending to be crowded towards the shoot apices and sometimes also terminal, the ♀ bracts 1.5 mm. long, 4 mm. wide, closely enfolding the ovary and fruit, evenly beset with gland-tipped hairs, the allomorphic ♀ flowers terminal or lateral and scattered amongst the ♂ flowers, having 2 lateral fimbriate whorls, rugulose, puberulous, but not muricate.
    Habitat
    Damp grassland, rocky and other open places with little grass competition, readily becoming a weed of cultivated ground; 15–2000 m.
    Distribution
    widespread in the Old World tropics K3 K4 K5 K7 T1 T2 T3 T5 T6 T8 U2 U3 U4 Z

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Caroline Is., China Southeast, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Cook Is., Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Jawa, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Is., South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Uganda, Vietnam, Western Australia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Niue

    Acalypha lanceolata Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1925 Heyne [7780], India K000246981 isotype
    Jan 1, 1925 Heyne, B. [s.n], India K000246980 Unknown type material
    Greenway, P.J. [7448], Tanzania K000452486
    Drummond, R.B. [1826], Tanzania K000452496
    Tanner, R.E.S. [558B], Tanzania K000452484
    Tanner, R.E.S. [2781], Tanzania K000452489
    Burtt, B.D. [2776], Tanzania K000452495
    Faulkner, H.G. [1620], Tanzania K000452488
    Haerdi, F. [454/0], Tanzania K000452497
    Archbold, M.E. [777], Tanzania K000452490
    Archbold, M.E. [869], Tanzania K000452491
    Archbold, M.E. [1006], Tanzania K000452492
    Archbold, M.E. [2812], Tanzania K000452493
    Archbold, M.E. [3150], Tanzania K000452494
    Harris, B.J. [247], Tanzania K000452498
    Harris, B.J. [1345], Tanzania K000452499
    Heyne [s.n], India K000246978 Unknown type material
    Heyne [s.n], India K000246977 Unknown type material
    Schweinfurth [2609], Sudan K000431026
    Haarer, A.E. [528], Tanzania K000452485
    Davis, R.L. [123], Tanzania K000452482
    Amman, J. [s.n.] K000959041
    Kisena [261], Tanzania K000452501
    Shabani, S. [139], Tanzania K000452500
    Conrads, F. [6098], Tanzania K000452483
    s.coll. [s.n] K000246979 Unknown type material

    First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 4: 524 (1805)

    Accepted by

    • Sagun, V.G., Levin, G.A. & van Welzen, P.C. (2010). Revision and phylogeny of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia Blumea 55: 21-60.
    • Chayamarit, K. & Van Welzen, P.C. (2005). Euphorbiaceae (Genera A-F) Flora of Thailand 8(1): 1-303. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Turner, I.M., Xing, F. & Corlett, R.T. (2000). An annotated check-list of the vascular plants of the South China Sea and its shores The Raffles bulletin of Zoology, Suppl. 8: 23-116.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sagun, V.G., Levin, G.A. & van Welzen, P.C. (2010). Revision and phylogeny of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia Blumea 55: 21-60.
    • Balakrishnan, N.P. & Chakrabarty, T. (2007). The family Euphorbiaceae in India. A synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography: 1-500. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
    • Chayamarit, K. & Van Welzen, P.C. (2005). Euphorbiaceae (Genera A-F) Flora of Thailand 8(1): 1-303. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Turner, I.M., Xing, F. & Corlett, R.T. (2000). An annotated check-list of the vascular plants of the South China Sea and its shores The Raffles bulletin of Zoology, Suppl. 8: 23-116.
    • Ananda Rao, T. & Ellis, J.L. (1995). Flora of Lakshadweep islands off the Malabar coast, peninsular India, with emphasis on phytogeographical distribution of plants Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 19: 235-250.
    • Sykes, W.R. (1970). Contributions to the flora of Niue Bulletin, New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 200: 1-321.
    • Fosberg, F.R. (1957). The Maldive islands, Indian Ocean Atoll Research Bulletin 58: 1-37.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 2: 196 (1983).
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 215 (1974).
    • Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 524 (1805).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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