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Taxon: Acalypha herzogiana Pax & K. Hoffm.

Genus: Acalypha
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Acalypheae
Subtribe: Acalyphinae
Nomen number: 465135
Place of publication: Meded. Rijks-Herb. 40:24. 1921
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-May-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • dwarf chenilleplant  (Source: Brittonia) - English
  • dwarf-cattail  (Source: Brittonia) - English
  • red firetail  (Source: Brittonia) - English
  • strawberry firetail  (Source: Brittonia) - English
  • strawberry-foxtail  (Source: Brittonia) - English
  • trailing chenilleplant  (Source: Brittonia) - English
  • trailing red cat's-tail  (Source: Brittonia) - English
  • acalifa-rasteira  (Source: Brittonia) - Portuguese
  • rabo-de-gato  (Source: Brittonia) - Portuguese
  • gusanito  (Source: Brittonia) - Spanish
  • velita de navidad  (Source: Brittonia) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia [Santa Cruz]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Misiones] Paraguay [Central, Cordillera]

    Cultivated (widely cult.)


  1. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (L Euphorb)
  2. Jørgensen, P. M., ed. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia (Catalogue of vascular plants of Bolivia) (on-line resource). (L Bolivia Online)
  3. Levin, G. A. 2011. Review of Euphorbiaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.) via e-mail on 10 Mar.
  4. Steinmann, V. W. & G. A. Levin 2011. Acalypha herzogiana (Euphorbiaceae), the correct name for an intriguing and commonly cultivated species (Brittonia) 63:500-504.

Check other web resources for Acalypha herzogiana Pax & K. Hoffm. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • 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.

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=465135. Accessed 21 May 2019.