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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
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 15-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Jan-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan] Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: India, [Andaman and Nicobar] Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines


    Naturalized (widely natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1972. The Euphorbiaceae of Siam Kew Bull. 26:206.
  2. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1980. The Euphorbiaceae of New Guinea Kew Bull. add. ser., 8:18.
  3. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1982. The Euphorbiaceae of Central Malesia (Celebes, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Is.) Kew Bull. 37:3.
  4. 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)
  5. Balakrishnan, N. P. & T. Chakrabarty The family Euphorbiaceae in India; a synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography. 2007 (Euphorb India)
  6. Duke, J. A. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 1985 (CRC MedHerbs)
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  9. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  10. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  11. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  12. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  14. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  15. Sagun, V. G. 2010. Revision and phylogeny of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia (Blumea) 55:45-46.
  16. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Acalypha indica L. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.

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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?id=400002. Accessed 23 March 2019.