Acalypha claoxyloides Hutch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1918: 205. 1918.

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Acalypha claoxyloides Hutch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1918: 205. 1918.
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5. Acalypha claoxyloides Hutch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1918: 205. 1918.  

Type.

Seychelles, Astove, Cosmoledo and Aldabra, Apr 1907, H. P. Thomasset 243 (lectotype, designated here: K [K000186504]!).

Syntypes.

Seychelles, Aldabra, s.d., W. L. Abbott s.n. P [P00887488]!, [P00887489]!; Seychelles, Aldabra, Oct-Dec 1892, J. Fryer 18 K [K000186505]!.

Acalypha fryeri   Hutch. Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1918: 206. 1918. Type. Seychelles, Aldabra, s.d., J. Fryer 92 (holotype: K [K000186506]!).

Acalypha aldabrica   Pax & K.Hoffm., Pflanzenr. 147,16(Heft 85): 136. 1924. Type. Seychelles, Aldabra, s.d., W. L. Abbott s.n. (holotype B?, presumably destroyed; lectotype, designated here: P [P00887488]!; isolectotype: P [P00887489]!, syn. nov.).

Distribution.

Seychelles Archipelago.

References.

Hemsley (1919: 130); Hemsley (1919: 131) A. fryeri   ; Pax and Hoffmann (1924: 136) A. aldabrica   ; Fosberg (1974: 263); Renvoize (1975: 152); Robertson (1989: 199); Govaerts et al. (2000: 56).

Notes.

Acalypha claoxyloides   is widespread in the Seychelles archipelago. It is very close to A. pubiflora   (Klotzsch) Baill., known from south-eastern Africa (Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe), of which it may be a synonym. More studies of the African material, as well as the Australian material treated as A. pubiflora var. australica   Radcl.-Sm. ( Radcliffe-Smith 1990, 1996), is needed to unravel the A. pubiflora   complex.