Acalypha hispida Burm.f., Fl. Ind. 303, pl. 61, f. 1. 1768.,

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 hispida Burm.f., Fl. Ind. 303, pl. 61, f. 1. 1768.
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13. Acalypha hispida Burm.f., Fl. Ind. 303, pl. 61, f. 1. 1768. 

Type.

Habitat in India, Tab. 61 in Burm. f., loc. cit. 302. 1768.

Distribution.

Introduced in Tropical Africa and the WIOR. Madagascar (Toliara).

References.

Bojer (1837: 25); Baillon (1861: 274); Palacký (1907: 25); Robertson (1989: 199).

Notes.

This shrub, native to Melanesia or Malesia, is frequent in gardens throughout the tropics and rarely appears naturalised. As all plants are pistillate, it can only reproduce clonally. We found collections from Madagascar and Seychelles where it is cultivated. It has been reported from Madagascar ( Palacký 1907), Mauritius ( Bojer 1837; Baillon 1861), Réunion ( Baillon 1861: 274) and the Seychelles ( Robertson 1989).