Acalypha paniculata Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind. 1(2): 406 1859. (Syn: Acalypha paniculata f. depauperata Müll.Arg.; Acalypha racemosa Wall. ex Baill. [Invalid]; Acalypha wallichii Thwaites; Ricinocarpus villosus var. racemosus Kuntze);
Erect herbs to 1 m tall; branchlets minutely pubescent. Leaves 4-8 x 2-5 cm, broadly ovate, base rounded or subcordate, margin crenate-serrate, apex acuminate, sparsely hispid, membranous, basally 3-(5) nerved; petiole to 7 cm long. Flowers monoecious. Male flowers in slender axillary spikes, 6-10 cm long, flowers very minute; tepals 4; stamens 8 on a convex receptacle, anthers linear. Female flowers in terminal panicles; bracts minute,ovate; tepals 3-6; ovary 3-lobed, 3-locular; ovule 1-per locule; styles filiform in 3 groups of 3 each. Capsules 1.5-2 mm across, with 3 cocci. Seeds globose.
Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Semi-evergreen and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
Indo-Malesia and Tropical Africa
(From India Biodiversity Portal (Acalypha paniculata Miq.)
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Acalypha racemosa [= A. paniculata].
Acalypha racemosa is a great choice !!
ANNOV53 Please identify this Urticaceae member : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (7)
Chimmony wildlife sanctuary
I hope everybody is looking at this case
this is an example of how to photograph an unknown, and how to give indication of size and provide a background for the tiny flowers at the same time as in pic 261
thanks, I am going to mark it as well done pic set
BUT TELL ME, DID THIS NETTLE NOT STING YOUR HANDS ?
It may be Acalypha racemosa.
This species (the id needs confirmation) is reportedly distributed in Tropical Africa, India, Sri Lanka and Java. I have seen it in several locations in the Eastern Ghats.
well, … A panniculata is mukto jhuri in bangla
but I had never seen to be so hirsute as in this case
Sevvel04 – 30 September – Kallar, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu – Acalypha species? : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)- around 600 kb each.
Location : Kallar, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Date : 30 October 2018
Elevation : 500 m
Habit : Wild
A Euphorbiaceae plant. Might this be Acalypha paniculata?
i noticed in another thread also. these floral spikes with flowers falling off or gone and ABSCENCE OF HABIT PICTURES
Fwd: Acalypha sp. : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Please help me for the identification of one Acalypha sp. collected from a semi evergreen forest around 500 m. from Kerala.
It is definitely not Acalypha paniculata. It could be A. fruticosa Forssk. However, to confirm the identity one need to study the floral characters, particularly the morphology of bracts. Please dissect out the flowers and follow the key and descriptions given in Flora of India, vol 23, pages 90 – 105. There are line drawings of most species, which would help you to identify.
Acalypha fruticosa looks closest!
I think Acalypha paniculata Miq.
This appears to be Acalypha paniculata Miq., common throughout India, Africa and Sri Lanka
491 ID wild plant: 18 high res. images.
Please ID wild plant with a visitor,
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Kerala INDIA
Flower date: 10SEP2023, 03.55pm
Habitat: wild moisture rocky evergreen misty sloppy canopied alpine
Plant habit: small shrub, erect, branches, weak greenish hairy/rusty cylindrical stem 05mm base circumference, annual
Height: 03 feet
Leaves: alternate, heart shaped, acute, soft flexible, wavy, serrated margins, size upto: 10×5cm
Flower: axillary spike male inflorescence, terminal panicle female inflorescence, both are greenish white, clustered, non fragrant
Fruit: drupe green into brown trilobed, irregular, glands, diameter:04mm
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x
Chances to Boehmeria sp.?
Laportea sp. having itching properties commonly when contact with skin, but my plant haven’t such properties.
Robi ji identified my plant as Acalypha paniculata.