Acalypha pubiflora Baill.

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Acalypha pubiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Acalypha pubiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Acalypha pubiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Acalypha pubiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Acalypha pubiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

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Synonyms: Calyptrospatha pubiflora (Baill.) Klotzsch
Common names: Limpopo false-nettle (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrub, 1-6 m tall. Branches reddish-brown with white lenticels. Leaves spirally arranged, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, up to 16 times; 6 cm, pale to bright green with yellow translucent gland-dots on the undersurface; margin toothed. Flowers in axillary spikes, unisexual on the same inflorescence. Female flowers below, held in large shallowly cup-shaped bracts; male flowers above, very small, whitish. Fruit c. 3 mm in diameter, 3-lobed, gland-dotted, held in the enlarged bracts.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pubiflora: with hairy flowers.
Habitat: In deciduous woodland, riverine vegetation and at the base of rocky outcrops, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1220 m
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 11 May 2008
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 252.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 200 - 201. (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 pubiflora
Tropicos: Acalypha pubiflora
West African Plants database: Acalypha pubiflora


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 pubiflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135130, retrieved 29 September 2016

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