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  Acalypha fruticosa
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Acalypha fruticosa Forssk., Fl. Aeg.-Arab. 161. 1775; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 415. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1331(931).1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 269. 1982; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 406. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 352. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 701. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 418. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 601. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 278. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 280. 2002; Rani & Balakr., J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 31: 95. 2007; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 125. 2007; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 617. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 717. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Balamunja, Chini, Kuppameni, Sinnimaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Birch leaved acalypha
  Description: Erect profusely branched shrubs. Leaves 2-5 x 1-3 cm, ovate, base truncate or subcordate, margin crenate-serrate, apex acuminate, hairy on both sides, aromatic, glandular below, glands orange; petiole to 3 cm long. Spikes short, axillary, solitary, androgynous, to 2 cm long. Tepals tomentose, with sessile glands outside. Stamens many; anthers sub-globose to oblong. Female flowers below, sessile; bracts reniform, margin dentate; ovary to 0.5 mm across; styles many. Capsules trilobed.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-August
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests and wastelands
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar, Keerapady, Tolpetty, Mukkali forests, Anamari, Kuranthikadu
   
 
   
 
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