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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.
Acalypha arvensis

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1800 m.; Andes, Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
gusanillo, piojito, piojo, plumilla, hierba del cáncer, coirdeimiento, yerba de cáncer

Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Cameroon, Florida, Malaya, Taiwan

Acalypha arvensis Poepp. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Palmer, E.W. [125], Tamaulipas K000476878
Jan 1, 2002 Thompson, S.A. [1385], Cameroon K000181097
Jan 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [3542], Cameroon K000011103
Jan 1, 1993 Tekwe, C. [79], Cameroon K000542364
Jan 1, 1974 Maas, P.J.M [337], Brazil K001206663
Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K001206669
Burchell [10013], Brazil K001206673
Prance, G.T. [7959], Brazil K001206667
Spruce [1129], Brazil K001206668
Archer, W.A. [7663], Brazil K001206664
Dahlgren, B.E. [234], Brazil K001206665
Trail, J.W.H. [747], Brazil K001206670
Trail, J.W.H. [747], Brazil K001206671
Spruce [s.n.], Ecuador K001206672
Burchell [2957], Brazil K001206674
Prance, G.T. [7722], Brazil K001206666

First published in E.F.Poeppig & S.L.Endlicher, Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 3: 21 (1841)

Accepted by

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016). Flora of North America North of Mexico 12: 1-603. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666.

Not accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192. [Cited as Acalypha aristata.]
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Acalypha aristata.]

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016). Flora of North America North of Mexico 12: 1-603. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Kuo, M.L. (ed.) (2012). Flora of Taiwan, ed. 2, Suppl.: 1-414. Editorial Committee of the Flora of Taiwan, Second Edition, National Taiwan University.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Science Photographs
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Universidad Nacional de Colombia
ColPlantA database
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