Acalypha crenata A.Rich.

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Synonyms: Acalypha abortiva Hochst. ex Baill.
Acalypha indica L. var. abortiva (Hochst. ex Baill.) Müll. Arg.
Acalypha vahliana sensu Oliv. p.p. non Müll. Arg.
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Status: Native
Notes: This species is part of a closely related group, including A. segetalis and A. indica.
Derivation of specific name: crenata: scalloped or crenate, referring to the margins of the female bracts.
Habitat: In mopane woodland, moist grassland and on sandy river banks, often on black clay soils. Also in waste ground and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) 510 - 1340 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 2.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 40.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 207 - 208.

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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Flora of Botswana: Acalypha crenata
Flora of Malawi: Acalypha crenata
Flora of Mozambique: Acalypha crenata
Flora of Zambia: Acalypha crenata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acalypha crenata
African Plant Database: Acalypha crenata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acalypha crenata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acalypha crenata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Acalypha crenata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Acalypha crenata
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JSTOR Plant Science: Acalypha crenata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acalypha crenata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acalypha crenata
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Tropicos: Acalypha crenata
Wikipedia: Acalypha crenata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Acalypha crenata., retrieved 11 May 2021

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