Acalypha engleri Pax (1905: 372)

Muñoz-Rodríguez, Pablo, Cardiel, José María & Atha, Daniel, 2014, Acalypha subgenus Linostachys (Euphorbiaceae, Acalyphoideae): a global review, Phytotaxa 166 (3), pp. 199-221: 207

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Acalypha engleri Pax (1905: 372)
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8. Acalypha engleri Pax (1905: 372)   . Lectotype (designated here): ― TANZANIA. Tanga: Ost-Usambara , unterer

Vorgebirgsbuschwald zwischen Muhesa und Lungusa, 100–170 m, 12 September 1902, A   . Engler 357 ( K 237884,  

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= Acalypha sigensis Pax & Hoffmann   in Engler (1924: 92). Type:― TANZANIA. Tanga: Usambara , Sigi-Tal , date unknown, C.P. Braun 1503 (holotype B [presumably destroyed]).

Distribution:— Africa. East Tropical Africa: Kenya and Tanzania.

Voucher:— TANZANIA. T8, Lindi District: Rondo Plateau, Rondo Forest Reserve , 750 m, 10º07’S, 39º13’E, 7 February 1991 GoogleMaps   , S. Bidgood   , R. Abdallah   & K. Vollesen 1388 ( C, K)   .

References:— Hutchinson (1912: 897), Mildbraed (1914: 458, 677), Pax & Hoffmann (1924: 92), Radcliffe- Smith (1987: 196), Lebrun & Stork (1991: 204, 2006: 17), Friis & Vollesen (1998: 154, 2005: 609), Burgess & Clarke (2000: 242), Govaerts et al. (2000: 61), Klopper et al. (2006: 275), Sagun et al. (2006:124).

Notes:— Almost all collections by Engler were destroyed in the Berlin herbarium fire ( Hiepko 1987). We designate as lectotype of Acalypha engleri   one specimen found in the K herbarium   .

The pistillate flowers of Acalypha engleri   are described as having three sepals, as noted by Pax (1905) and Radcliffe-Smith (1987). This is usual in Acalypha   subgenus Acalypha   but is not so in subgenus Linostachys   . However, the studied collections frequently present pistillate flowers with four or five usually unequal sepals, and the remaining distinctive features of subgenus Linostachys   are also present in this species (non-accrescent minute bracts, pistillate flowers pedicellate); furthermore, A. engleri   is morphologically close to other African species within Linostachys   (e.g. A. acrogyna   and A. echinus   ). This species still requires a more detailed study.

A

Harvard University - Arnold Arboretum

S

Department of Botany, Swedish Museum of Natural History

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

K

Royal Botanic Gardens

C

University of Copenhagen

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Genus

Acalypha

Loc

Acalypha engleri Pax (1905: 372)

Muñoz-Rodríguez, Pablo, Cardiel, José María & Atha, Daniel 2014
2014
Loc

Acalypha

, Pax & Hoffmann 1924
1924
Loc

Acalypha

, Pax & Hoffmann 1924
1924
Loc

A. echinus

Pax & Hoffmann 1924
1924
Loc

A. acrogyna

Pax 1909
1909
Loc

Acalypha engleri

Pax 1905
1905
Loc

Acalypha engleri

Pax 1905
1905
Loc

A. engleri

Pax 1905
1905
Loc

Linostachys

Klotzsch ex Schlechtendal 1846
1846
Loc

Linostachys

Klotzsch ex Schlechtendal 1846
1846
Loc

Linostachys

Klotzsch ex Schlechtendal 1846
1846