Acalypha marginata (Poir.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 879. 1826.,

Munoz, Iris Montero, Cardiel, Jose Maria & Levin, Geoffrey A., 2018, Nomenclatural review of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) of the Western Indian Ocean Region (Madagascar, the Comoros Archipelago, the Mascarene Islands and the Seychelles Archipelago), PhytoKeys 108, pp. 85-116: 85

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scientific name

Acalypha marginata (Poir.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 879. 1826.
status

 

23. Acalypha marginata (Poir.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 879. 1826. 

Tragia marginata  Poir., Encycl. 7: 725. 1806. Acalypha integrifolia subsp. marginata  (Poir.) Coode, Kew Bull. 34: 42. 1979.

Type.

Mauritius: "Les Indes Orientales", s.d. (holotype P-LAM [P00382145]!).

Acalypha integrifolia subsp. panduriformis  Coode, Kew Bull. 34: 42. 1979. Type: Réunion: Cliff between St Philippe and St Joseph near Basse vallée, ca. 100 m, 26 Feb 1975. M. J. E. Coode & T. H. Cadet 4968 (holotype K [K000431108]!; isotype K [K000431107]!, syn. nov.).

Acalypha integrifolia subsp. marginata var. saltuum  Coode, Kew Bull. 34: 43. 1979. Type: Mauritius: Macabé, 650 m, 15 Feb 1975, M. J. E. Coode et al. 4874 (holotype: K [K000431106]!; isotypes P [P04779351]!, MAU [n.v.], syn. nov.).

Acalypha integrifolia subsp. marginata var. crateriana  Coode, Kew Bull. 34: 44. 1979. Type: Mauritius: Tamarin Falls, 2 Mar1975, D. Lorence 1138 (holotype: K [K000431104]!; isotype K [K000431105]!, MAU [n.v.], syn. nov.).

Distribution.

Mascarene Islands (Mauritius, Réunion).

References.

Bojer (1837: 286); Baillon (1858: 443); Baillon (1861: 267); Baker (1877: 315); de Cordemoy (1895: 343); Palacký (1907: 25); Pax and Hoffmann (1924: 106); Coode (1982: 73) A. integrifolia subsp. panduriformis  , A. integrifolia subsp. marginata  ; Coode (1982: 74) A. integrifolia var. saltuum  , A. integrifolia var. crateriana  ; Govaerts et al. (2000: 69) A. integrifolia subsp. marginata  ; Seebaluck et al. (2015: 152).

Notes.

Acalypha marginata  was treated by Coode (1979) as A. integrifolia subsp. marginata  . We consider A. marginata  to be a distinct species, differentiated mainly by its variegated leaf blades and vestigial female bracts that are not accrescent in fruit vs. non variegated leaf blades and conspicuous female bracts that are accrescent in fruit in A. integrifolia  . We include as synonyms A. integrifolia subsp. panduriformis  , A. integrifolia var. crateriana  and A. integrifolia var. saltuum  because they have the same characters as A. marginata  .