Taxon: Acalypha indica L.

 
Genus: Acalypha
Family: Euphorbiaceae
  Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
      Tribe: Acalypheae
        Subtribe: Acalyphinae
Nomen number: 400002
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1003. 1753
Name Verified on: 15-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Jan-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide F LAnt)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Eastern Cape, - Gauteng, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga, - North West; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mauritania; Niger; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Andhra Pradesh, - Assam, - Bihar, - Gujarat, - Kerala, - Madhya Pradesh, - Maharashtra, - Orissa, - Rajasthan, - Tamil Nadu, - Uttar Pradesh, - West Bengal, - Karnataka; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: India - Andaman and Nicobar; Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. elsewhere

References:

  • Airy Shaw, H. K. 1972. The Euphorbiaceae of Siam Kew Bull. 26:206.
  • Airy Shaw, H. K. 1980. The Euphorbiaceae of New Guinea Kew Bull. add. ser., 8:18.
  • Airy Shaw, H. K. 1982. The Euphorbiaceae of Central Malesia (Celebes, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Is.) Kew Bull. 37:3.
  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  • Balakrishnan, N. P. & T. Chakrabarty The family Euphorbiaceae in India; a synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography. 2007 (Euphorb India)
  • Duke, J. A. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 1985 (CRC MedHerbs)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Sagun, V. G. 2010. Revision and phylogeny of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia (Blumea) 55:45-46.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

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