Acalypha chamaedrifolia

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Acalypha chamaedryfolia

Euphorbiaceae

Life form: shrub

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Euphorbianae
Ordo:
Euphorbiales

Acalypha chamaedrifolia is a shrub.

Naming

Acalypha chamaedrifolia was already described and the name validly published by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck. It was Johannes Müller Argoviensis, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1866.

Taxonomy

Acalypha chamaedrifolia is a species in the genus Acalypha which contains approximately 484 to 513 species and belongs to the family of the Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family). The type species of the genus is Acalypha virginica.

Characteristics

Acalypha chamaedrifolia - leaves

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acalypha chamaedrifolia is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate with denticulate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Acalypha chamaedrifolia flowers from March to April.

The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Acalypha chamaedrifolia is native to Hispaniola.

Cultivation

The shrubs tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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