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  Acalypha brachystachya
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Acalypha brachystachya Hornem., Cat. Hort. Hafn. Willd. Enum. Hort. Berol 992. 1809; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 416. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1330(930). 1925; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 243. 1988; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 391. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 363. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 279. 2002; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 124. 2007.
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  Description: Prostrate or procumbent herbs; stems striate, puberulus. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate, acute, rounded to cordate at base, 3-5-nerved from base, sparsely hairy; petiole 0.5-2 cm long. Racemes to 1.5 cm long, bisexual, axillary. Female flowers 1-4 at the base of the raceme, sessile; sepals 3-5, oblong, glandular-ciliate; styles 3, bifid above. Male flowers many, towards the upper part of raceme; perianth lobes glandular pubescent; stamens 8, free, on a dome-shaped receptacle. Capsule 2 x 2 mm, hispid; seeds ovoid with hilum at one end.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Margins of shola forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and West Asia
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-1500
  Localities: Peechi, Mangaladevi, Vengoli, Valiyaparathode
   
 
   
 
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