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Taxon: Acalypha virginica L.

 
Genus: Acalypha
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Acalypheae
Subtribe: Acalyphinae
Nomen number: 1049
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1003. 1753, nom. cons.
Link to protologue:
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9 & App. IV)
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 05-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Virginia copperleaf  (Source: Glea Cron ed2) - English
  • Virginia three-seeded-mercury  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • three-seeded mercury   - English (Canada)
  • ricinelle rhomboïde   - French (Canada)
  • virginisches Kupferblatt  (Source: Zander ed17) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (of unknown importance)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (s.e.), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Connecticut]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (e.), Missouri, Nebraska (e.), Oklahoma (e.), South Dakota (s.e.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Brummitt, R. K. 1993. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 39. Taxon 42:876. Note: conservation proposal recommended
  2. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  3. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 162.
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  5. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2
  6. Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae
  7. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  8. Levin, G. A. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  9. Levin, G. A. 1999. Notes on Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in North America. Rhodora 101:231.
  10. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1977. Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains.
  11. Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967-. The vascular flora of Ohio.
  12. Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  13. Reveal, J. L. et al. 1990. (981) Proposal to conserve the name and type of Acalypha virginica L. (Euphorbiaceae). Taxon 39:361.
  14. Seymour, F. 1969. The flora of New England.
  15. Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core. 1978. Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2.
  16. Voss, E. 1972-. Michigan flora.
  17. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Euphorbiaceae&GenusID=Acalypha&SpeciesID=virginica target='_blank'

Check other web resources for Acalypha virginica L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?1049. Accessed 12 November 2019.