Acalypha integrifolia

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Acalypha integrifolia Willd.

Euphorbiaceae

Life form: shrub

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Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: opposite
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 integrifolia is a shrub.

Naming

Acalypha integrifolia was described by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1805. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acalypha integrifolia 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

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acalypha integrifolia is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate with denticulate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Acalypha integrifolia is native to tropical Africa and tropical Asia.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy or loamy clay soil. 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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