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  Acalypha amentacea ssp. wilkesiana
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Acalypha amentacea Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 676. 1832, ssp. wilkesiana (Muell.-Arg.) Fosb., Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 45: 10. 1980; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 127. 2007. Acalypha wilkesiana Muell.-Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15: 817. 1866; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1331(931). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 268. 1982; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 603. 1997; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 653. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Beefsteak Plant, Fire Dragon Acalypha
  Description: Monoecious, compact shrub; branchlets tomentose, puberulous later. Leaves alternate, elliptic to ovate, to 25 x 12 cm, base cuneate, margin crenate-serrate, apex acuminate, glabrous except on veins, 5-nerved from base, bronzy-green-mottled with shades of red and purple; petiole to 12 cm; stipules lanceolate, to1.5 cm. Staminate spikes axillary, to 13 cm, pendulous, reddish, many-flowered. Flowers in the axils of minute bracts. Perianth 4-lobed, axillary. Stamens 8-16. Pistillate spikes erect, to 9 cm, reddish, to 12-flowered. Flowers in the axils of foliaceous, 3-angular, 9-13-parted reddish bracts. Perianth 3-5-parted; lobes ovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Ovary 3-lobed, pubescent without, 3-celled, with 1 ovule per cell, on axile placentae; styles 3, united basally, fringed apically.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
  Distribution: Native of Polynesia, widely cultivated as an ornamental
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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