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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Verde, Tropical & S. Africa.
Acalypha fimbriata Schumach. & Thonn.

[FZ]

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

Diagnostic
Very like A. ciliata in all respects except for the female bracts, which show a constant and consistent difference in form throughout the range of both species; in A. fimbriata, the teeth of the bracts are up to 1.5 mm long, falcate-lanceolate and curved towards the apex, often lying alongside each other and almost contiguous; furthermore the teeth are minutely puberulous, and the bracts as a whole are frequently sparingly long-hispid.
Note
The allomorphic female flowers always have the fimbriate whorls, instead of just sometimes as in A. ciliata.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Madagascar

Acalypha fimbriata Schumach. & Thonn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thomas, D.W. [7844], Cameroon K000181202
Johnston, H.H. [0 s.n.02], Cameroon K000181200

First published in C.F.Schumacher, Beskr. Guin. Pl.: 409 (1827)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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