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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Verde, Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Similar to A. indica but a small annual herb seldom exceeding 40 cm. in height.
Morphology Leaves
The leaf-blade usually rounded at the base, crenate or crenate-serrate.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
The stipules lanceolate, 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
The inflorescences 2–3 per axil, not exceeding 4 cm., mostly ♀ with a short upper ♂ portion terminated by a subsessile allomorphic ♀ flower, or else completely ♀, the ♀ bracts 2–6 mm. long, 4–12 mm. wide, dentate, not ribbed, eglandular or with 1–2 gland-tipped hairs, the terminal allomorphic ♀ flowers obovoid, muricate, each tubercle hair-tipped, but not fimbriate.
Figures
Fig. 38.
Habitat
Seasonally wet grassland and flood plains, often on clay, but also a weed of cultivated ground; 800–2000 m.
Distribution
from Cape Verde Is. to Somalia and south to Zimbabwe K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 U1 U2 U3

[FWTA]

Euphorbiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
An annual herb, 1–11/2 ft. high.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Similar to A. indica, but rarely exceeding 40 cm high, leaves more uniformly distributed along stem
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade with rounded base, crenate or crenate-serrate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes up to 4 cm long, all female or with short terminal male section often with subsessile allomorphic flowers which are glabrous except for hair-tipped tubercles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Female bracts 2–6 x 4–12 mm, dentate, not ribbed.
Distribution
S1, 2 west to Cape Verde Is., south to Zimbabwe.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 100–450 m.

[FZ]

Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Very like A. indica, especially with regard to the number and shape of the female bracts, although similar to A. segetalis in habit, but the leaves are more rounded at the base, and the muricate allomorphic female flowers are usually subsessile and may be terminal or lateral on the inflorescence, and are glabrous except for a single white hair at the apex of each tubercle.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Acalypha crenata Hochst. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 2, 1910 Schimper [1200], Ethiopia K000431025 Unknown type material
Bidgood, S. [6280], Tanzania K000468145

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 245 (1850)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • 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.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Pax & K. Hoffm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Euph. 16: 97.
  • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 903

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: M. G. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 99 (1921).
  • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 246 (1851).
  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 215 (1974).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 2: 52 (1952).
  • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 903 (1912).
  • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 410 (1958).
  • Muell. Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 871 (1866), pro parte.
  • Pax in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 147(16): 97 (1924).
  • Pax in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 239 (1895), pro parte.

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