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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Tamaulipas), S. Brazil to N. Central Argentina.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Brazil South, Mexico Northeast, Paraguay, Uruguay

Acalypha gracilis Spreng. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sobral, M. [4306], Brazil K001206615
Lindeman, J.C. [3334], Brazil K001206616
Lindeman, J.C. [3543], Brazil K001206617
Rambo, B. [43231], Brazil K001206625
Eiten, G. [5920], Brazil K001206623
Rambo, B. [43098], Brazil K001206626
Hatschbach, G. [58964], Brazil K001206622
Lindeman, J.C. [1991], Brazil K001206618
Lindeman, J.C. [4884], Brazil K001206621
Rambo, B. [43768], Brazil K001206624
Lindeman, J.C. [3165], Brazil K001206619
Smith, L.B. [14085], Brazil K001206614
Lindeman, J.C. [13343], Brazil K001206620
Sello [s.n.], Brazil Acalypha gracilis var. divaricata K001206627
Smith, L.B. [11757], Brazil Acalypha gracilis var. divaricata K001206630
Burchell [9093], Brazil Acalypha gracilis var. divaricata K001206634
Sello [s.n.], Brazil Acalypha gracilis var. divaricata K001206631
Dusén, P. [17473], Brazil Acalypha gracilis var. divaricata K001206628
Burchell [9093], Brazil Acalypha gracilis var. divaricata K001206633
Glaziou, A. [7824], Brazil Acalypha gracilis var. divaricata K001206629
Sello [s.n.], Brazil Acalypha gracilis var. divaricata K001206632

First published in Syst. Veg. ed. 16, 4(2): 315 (1827)

Accepted by

  • Cardiel, J.M. & Muñoz Rodríguez, P. (2015). Synopsis of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) of Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 101: 384-405.
  • 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.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0