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  Acalypha capitata
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Acalypha capitata Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 525. 1805. Acalypha alnifolia Klein ex Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 525. 1805; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 415. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1330(930). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 269. 1982; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 418. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 279. 2002; Rani & Balakr., J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 31: 94. 2007; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 124. 2007, non Poir. 1804.
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  Description: Shrubs, branchlets densely hispid. Leaves 2-2.5 x 1.5-2 cm, ovate, apex acute, base cuneate, margin crenate to serrate. Male flowers in axillary cylindric spike to 8 cm, anthers vermiculiform, sessile; female spike to 1.5 cm, upper axillary, bracts cupular, dentate, enclosing the ovary, ovary ca 2 mm across, tomentose, styles 3, to 7 mm with filiform bases.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Karimala, Walayar, Malampuzha
   
 
   
 
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