Acalypha radians

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Acalypha radians Torr.

Euphorbiaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

44B / c01811 

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 radians is a perennial.

Naming

Acalypha radians was described by John Torrey in 1859. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acalypha radians 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

The perennials reach heights of 15 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Acalypha radians produces red flowers from April to November.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay soil.

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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