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 !!


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Acalypha paniculata Miq. SN Oct10 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Acalypha paniculata Miq,

wild herb in a shade place on the hill cave, Royakota, Krishnagiri Dt, Tamilnadu



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ANNOV53 Please identify this Urticaceae member : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (7)

Chimmony wildlife sanctuary
November 2014


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 ?


Acalypha sp


It may be Acalypha racemosa.


Interesting
India biodiversity  portal says its found in Kerala and lists place , but its map for distribution on the same page show no pins…  I wonder why this discrepancy…
SO this from this sanctuary is consistent  with the portal.
I also wonder if anybody else has found it along up down the western ghats
and/or  in rest of hot and humid areas of India.


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.
In Indian literature, it is more popularly known by its synonym Acalypha paniculata.


well, … A panniculata is mukto jhuri in bangla

but I had never seen to be so hirsute as in this case
there was one in my front yard last week i ‘ll go check it out today to see if its details are the same as in these pictures

will tell you all here in this thread  if its still surviving


Thank you … Somehow missed this identified post.



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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?

Acalypha paniculata

i noticed in another thread also. these floral spikes with flowers falling off or gone and ABSCENCE OF HABIT PICTURES

IT WOULD BE KINDER TO US IF HABIT PICTURES WERE INCLUDED


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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.


Acalypha australis?


Acalypha racemosa.


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!


This appears to be Acalypha paniculata Miq., common throughout India, Africa and
Sri Lanka


 


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References:

The Plant List  Flora of Zimbabwe  India Biodiversity Portal (Acalypha paniculata Miq.) Flora Zambesiaca

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