Acalypha alnifolia Klein ex Willd.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Acalypha capitata Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acalypha alnifolia Klein ex Willd.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and open deciduous forest, also in the plains along agriculture field borders
  • Comments / notes : Often on foothills to 1200m, on dry slopes, on poor soil and fully exposed rocks.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy; K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh, R., Raja K. Swamy & Siddarth, S.
  • Collection Date : 05-11-2014; 26-10-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-185; HJCB-0112
  • Collection Locality : Aluru kona, Anantapur district; Way to Talakona forest, Bakarapet, Chittoor district
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Chitradurga district, Davanagare district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Raichur district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Palakkad district
    • Odisha : Balasore district, Keonjhar district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha, 1996; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Davanagere
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. alnifolia. Downloaded on 27 January 2020.

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