Acalypha fruticosa Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 161 1775. (syn. Ricinocarpus fruticosus (Forssk.) Kuntze);
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chinee mara, perim-munja, siru sinni, cinni, kittik-kilanku, cinnaku;
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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
Paleotropics

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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.[1]
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.[2]
(From Wikipedia on 4.7.13)
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Please id this common shrub of Euphorbiaceae.

Date/Time-

28-06-2010 / 11:00 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-

Satyamangalam RF;ca. 400msl; TN

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-

Scrub forest

Plant Habit-

Unarmed shrub

Height/Length-

Up to 2 metre

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-

serrate margin; 6 x 0.7cm; white pubescent

Inflorescence Type/ Size-

axillary catkins


Acalypha fruticosa?????


I think Acalypha capitata


Yes, it is Acalypha fruticosa (Sinni, Siru sinni in Tamil).


Thank you very much all, for the identification.



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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.



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Attachments (6).

Requesting to please ID this potted plant from a cultivated garden in Aguada, Goa in May 2014.


Acalypha fruticosa, perhaps.


Thanks … for the ID…



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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.


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