Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.

    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : EUPHORBIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
  • Common name : Birch leaved acalypha
  • Vernacular name : Aathaatthazhai, Seethaathazhai, Sothachedi, Chinnichedi (Tamil); Balamunja, Chini, Sinnichedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Foothills of forests, Scrub forest
  • Comments / notes : Often on foothills to scrub jungles up to 900m.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-September
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Sandhya Rani, S.
  • Collection Date : 08/04/2009
  • Collection Nos : FAP 33654
  • Collection Locality : Thummalapalle, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Mandya district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • 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 : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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. fruticosa. Downloaded on 20 January 2022.

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