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Derivation of specific name

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ciliata: fringed with hairs; ciliate
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Acalypha ciliata Forssk. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135060
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Description

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Erect annual herb, up to 1.3 m tall. Stems finely velvety. Leaves elliptic-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, up to 10 × 5.5 cm, 3-5-veined from the base, thinly textured, hairless to sparingly hairy on both surfaces, often more so on the midrib and veins below; margin toothed; petiole up to 7 cm long. Flowers in axillary spikes, up to 3cm long, unisexual on the same inflorescence. Female flowers below, held in bracts with ciliate, filiform teeth on the margin, up to 4 mm long; male flowers above, very small, greenish with yellow anthers. Fruit 1.5 × 2.5 mm, 3-lobed, smooth, more or less hairless.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Acalypha ciliata Forssk. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135060
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Worldwide distribution

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Widespread in tropical Africa (including Mozambique) but absent from the Congo basin; also in Yemen, Pakistan , India and Sri Lanka.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Acalypha ciliata Forssk. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135060
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Acalypha ciliata

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Acalypha ciliata is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. It occurs widely in Africa where it is eaten as a vegetable,[1] or fed to animals. In West Africa and East Africa it is used as a medicinal plant.[2]

Geographic distribution

Acalypha ciliata occurs throughout tropical Africa, except central Africa. It also occurs in tropical Arabia, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.[3]

References

  1. ^ P. M. Goode, FAO Food and nutrition paper 42(1) (1989), Edible plants of Uganda: the value of wild and cultivated plants as food. ISBN 92-5-102713-7
  2. ^ Schmelzer, G.H. & Gurib-Fakim, A. (Editors), 2008. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 11(1). Medicinal plants 1. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen, Netherlands / Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands / CTA, Wageningen, Netherlands. 791 pp.
  3. ^ African Plant Database

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Acalypha ciliata: Brief Summary

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Acalypha ciliata is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. It occurs widely in Africa where it is eaten as a vegetable, or fed to animals. In West Africa and East Africa it is used as a medicinal plant.

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