Acalypha fruticosa Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 161 1775. (syn. Ricinocarpus fruticosus (Forssk.) Kuntze);
Erect profusely branched shrubs. Leaves 2-5 x 1-3 cm, ovate, base truncate or subcordate, margin crenate-serrate, apex acuminate, hairy on both sides, aromatic, glandular below, glands orange; petiole to 3 cm long. Spikes short, axillary, solitary, androgynous, to 2 cm long. Tepals tomentose, with sessile glands outside. Stamens many; anthers sub-globose to oblong. Female flowers below, sessile; bracts reniform, margin dentate; ovary to 0.5 mm across; styles many. Capsules trilobed.
Flowering and fruiting: July-August
Dry deciduous forests and wastelands
Acalypha fruticosa is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. It occurs widely in East and southern Africa where it is eaten as a vegetable. It is also an important browse plant for sheep. In East Africa and southern Africa it is used as a medicinal plant. In northern Kenya arrow shafts and beehive lids are made from the stem. From the dried leaves a tea is made in Ethiopia.
Acalypha fruticosa occurs in East and parts of southern Africa, except humid central Africa. It also occurs in tropical Arabia, southern India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
(From Wikipedia on 4.7.13)
Euphorbiaceae for id 210710MK02 – efloraofindia | Google Groups: 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Please id this common shrub of Euphorbiaceae.
I think Acalypha capitata
Yes, it is Acalypha fruticosa (Sinni, Siru sinni in Tamil).
Thank you very much all, for the identification.
Acalypha fruticosa : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 2 authors.
On 31/10/09 at Herbal Garden, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, A.P.
I think it’s cultivated for its medicinal properties.
Acalypha fruticosa is a medicinal plant
Yes, it looks like Acalypha fruticosa.
Goa, May 2014 :: Requesting ID of this potted plant :: 24JUN14 :: ARK-45 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID this potted plant from a cultivated garden in Aguada, Goa in May 2014.
Acalypha fruticosa, perhaps.
Thanks … for the ID…
Acalypha for ID :: Mumbai :: ARKMAR-02 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)
Saw this plant at a friend’s place in Mumbai in July 2015. Is this Acalypha fruticosa?
Yes, this is Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.