Acalypha caperonioides Baill.

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Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr bridge

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr bridge

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr bridge

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, nr bridge

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Acalypha caperonioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Acalypha peduncularis E. Mey.
Acalypha punctata sensu Eyles
Common names: Chimunamato (Shona)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed perennial herb, up to 40 cm, growing from a branched rhizome. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, 3-7-veined from the base, sparsely hairy on both surfaces; margin coarsely serrate. Inflorescences unisexual, mostly on different plants. Male racemes erect, densely-flowered, up to 13 cm long, reddish-brown. Female flower with long crimson filiform style arms. Fruit 3 × 4 mm, 3-lobed, reddish.
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Habitat: In grassland, Brachystegia woodland and at margins of vleis, typically after grass fires.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2230 m
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Monday 2 September 2013
Literature:

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 184 - 185.


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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 caperonioides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135040, retrieved 29 September 2016

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