Acalypha brachystachya Hornem.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acalypha brachystachya Hornem.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen forest and margins of shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1100m, in moist and shady places, especially on the floor of sholas.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R. Ramesh
  • Collection Date : 04/09/1978
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2645
  • Collection Locality : B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar disrict
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, China, Malaysia, Java
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah et Ali Moulali, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 2. pp. 381; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha, 1996; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Acalypha brachystachya. Downloaded on 17 August 2019.

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