Acalypha hispida N. Burm.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acalypha hispida N. Burm.
  • Common name : Cat's tail, Chenille plant, Red-hot cat's tail, Foxtail, Red Hot Poker
  • Vernacular name : Poochavalan, Vattapoonthaliyari (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Grown as ornamental plant
  • Comments / notes : Brought to gardens from wild. Cultivated. This species often mistaken with A. wilkisana Müll.Arg. From which it differ with having uniform green leaves and pendulous spikes
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : George Vergis
  • Collection Nos : CS 30
  • Collection Locality : Bangalore
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Bhumayya garipalle, Rachakuntaplle (Kadapa district)
  • Native : Papua New Guinea
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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.
  • 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 hispida. Downloaded on 21 October 2019.

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