Acalypha allenii Hutch.

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Acalypha allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near carpark, Christon Bank

Acalypha allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near carpark, Christon Bank

Acalypha allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near carpark, Christon Bank

Acalypha allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near carpark, Christon Bank

Acalypha allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyangombe Falls, Nyanga National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, with annual stems, up to 70 cm tall, growing from a woody rhizomatous rootstock. Leaves ovate-rhombic to ovate-lanceolate, up to 14 × 5 cm, 5-9-veined from the base, more or less hairy on both surfaces particularly on the veins, sometimes also glandular pubescent above; margin finely toothed or almost entire; petiole 1-3 cm long. Stipules 5-8 mm long, linear, glandular pubescent. Flowers unisexual in separate inflorescences, usually on the same plant. Female inflorescence a terminal spike, up to 10 cm long; flowers singly held in ovate boat-shaped bracts, densely covered in sticky stalked glands. Male inflorescences axillary, up to 18 cm long, densely-flowered; flowers minute, greenish, sometimes flushed reddish. Fruit 3 × 4 mm, deeply 3-lobed, sparingly pubescent, dark green.
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Habitat: Occurring in miombo woodland, mixed deciduous woodland or wooded grassland, often on stony or sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 1520 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Friday 22 January 2010
Literature:

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 196 - 197. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 55.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acalypha allenii
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West African Plants database: Acalypha allenii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Acalypha allenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135020, retrieved 29 September 2016

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