Acalypha racemosa Miq.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Acalypha racemosa Heyne ex Baill.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acalypha paniculata Miq.
  • Vernacular name : Valia-kuppameni (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 300m, in moist and shady places, in village wasteland etc.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 31/10/2015
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0370
  • Collection Locality : Swamy Malai Hills, Vellore district
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam 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)
  • World Distribution : Sri Lanka, India, Tropical Africa, Java
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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.
  • 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 paniculata. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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