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  Acalypha lanceolata
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Acalypha lanceolata Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 524. 1805; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1331(931). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 269. 1982; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 406. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 405. 1994; Rani & Balakr., J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 31: 96. 2007; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 126. 2007; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 618. 2009. Acalypha fallax Muell.-Arg., Linnaea 34: 43. 1865; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 416. 1887.
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  Description: Annual herbs. Leaves alternate, 3-5 cm long, broadly ovate, nearly triangular, rather coarsely toothed; petiole to 4 cm long. Spikes axillary, erect, sessile or peduncled and androgynous, 1.5-8 cm long, nearly glabrous or finely pubescent. Three-fourth of the spikes is occupied by female bracts and the male flowers are clustered only at the one-fourth upper portion. Bracts number about 18-20, campanulate to subcampanulate or cup- shaped, folded, 3-4 mm across, crenate-dentate, shallowly dentate or conspicuously 9 to 12-toothed with acute teeth along margins, pubescent, strongly parallel-veined, and gland-dotted.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode
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  Habitat: Wastelands
  Distribution: India to Polynesia
  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:
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  Localities: Cannanore, Alappuzha beach
   
 
   
 
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