Acalypha supera Forssk. as per Flora of India (2012) & Flora of China;
Acalypha brachystachya Hornem., Enum. Pl. Hort. Hafn. rev. ed.: 1 1807. (Syn: Acalypha calyciformis Wight ex Wall. [Invalid]; Acalypha conferta Roxb.; Acalypha elegantula Hochst. ex A.Rich.; Acalypha fissa Wall. [Invalid]; Acalypha supera Forssk.; Nanocnide closii H.Lév. & Vaniot; Ricinocarpus brachystachyus (Hornem.) Kuntze; Tragia tenuis Wall. [Invalid]) as per The Plant List Ver.1.1 & WCSP ;
EUPHORBIACEAE FORTNIGHT : RVS-3 : 3 images. 6 posts by 4 authors.
Collected from: Shimla, HP.
Please ID this plant…
This species is Acalypha superba Forssk.
The long leafy bracts of female flowers and the long petioles are its characteristic features.
This species is distributed from Africa through South Asia to South East Asia. In India it is found from W. Himalayas to Peninsular India.
We are sorry for the mistake, which Miss Susila Rani, Research Scholar did. The correct spelling will be Acalypha supera.
Thanks a lot …, for the ID as well as info on distribution.
Yes the correct spelling of the specific epithet should be supera not superba !
Moist semi-evergreen forests, Nellakkotta, Nilgiris, TN
This was confirmed as Acalypha brachystachya (Euphorbiaceae) by a friend of mine.
If possible revisit Ji, I think that’s the solution,
Thanks, …, for id as Acalypha brachystachya.
A very good find.
References: The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP GBIF specimens- one, two and three Flora of China FOC illustration India Biodiversity Portal IBIS Flora