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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & SE. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A shrub 1–1.5 m. tall.
Morphology Branches
Branchlets puberulous, soon glabrescent, sparingly lenticellate.
Morphology General Buds
Buds perulate.
Morphology Leaves
Petioles 2–3 mm. long, densely puberulous; leaf-blade obovate-oblanceolate, 4–7 cm. long, 1.5–3 cm. wide, narrowly acuminate, attenuate and narrowly rounded at the base, serrate, membranous, beset with small refringent glands above and beneath, sparingly puberulous on the midrib and main veins above and beneath, otherwise glabrous or subglabrous.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules linear, 1 mm. long, subglabrous, readily deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences racemose, terminal or arising from the axils of fallen leaves, up to 6 cm. long, the lower half to two-thirds ♀, the upper part ♂; axis puberulous; bracts resembling the stipules.
sex Male
Male flowers very shortly pedicellate; buds globose, subglabrous, gland-dotted at the apex, green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers:pedicels 2–3 mm. long, extending to 5–8 mm. long and becoming reflexed at the apex after flowering, puberulous; calyx-lobes ovate, 1 mm. long, subglabrous; ovary 1.5 mm. diameter, tuberculate and beset with small refringent glands; styles ± free, 3 mm. long, laciniate, glabrous. Male flowers very shortly pedicellate; buds globose, subglabrous, gland-dotted at the apex, green.
sex Female
Female flowers:pedicels 2–3 mm. long, extending to 5–8 mm. long and becoming reflexed at the apex after flowering, puberulous; calyx-lobes ovate, 1 mm. long, subglabrous; ovary 1.5 mm. diameter, tuberculate and beset with small refringent glands; styles ± free, 3 mm. long, laciniate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits 2 mm. long, 2.5 mm. diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds globose, 1.5 mm. long, dark brown.
Habitat
Lowland dry evergreen forest and deciduous coastal thicket; 180–450 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T6 T8

Native to:

Tanzania

Acalypha gillmanii Radcl.-Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Vollesen, K.B. [MRC4250], Tanzania K000453319
Gillman, H. [1359], Tanzania K000431081 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 30: 675 (1975 publ. 1976)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Muñoz-Rodríguez, P., Cardiel, J.M. & Atha, D. (2014). Acalypha subgenus Linostachys (Euphorbiaceae, Acalyphoideae): a global review Phytotaxa 166: 199-221.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. R.-Sm. in Kew Bulletin 30: 675 (1975).

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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