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  Acalypha malabarica
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Acalypha malabarica Muell.-Arg., Linnaea 34: 42. 1865-66; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 416. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1330(930). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 269. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 352. 1989; 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.
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  Description: Annual herbs. Levaes alternate, 3-5 x 2.5-3.5 cm, ovate, acute, margins toothed, hispd on both sides; basally 3-nerved; petioles often longer than the lamina. All spikes axillary and sessile, short, up to 3 cm long, androgynous, finely pubescent. Male flowers ca 0.5 mm across, very few, clustered near the apex of spikes. Female flowers 2-2.5 mm across, 6-8 along the basal portion of the spike; bracts alternate, foliaceous, subcampanulate, funnel-shaped, folded, ca 5 mm across, shallowly toothed, bordered with long gland-tipped hairs along peripheral portion and margin, pilose, hairy or nearly glabrous, roughly coriaceous, gland-dotted, many-nerved.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kozhikkode, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Wastelands and roadsides
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Alappuzha beach
   
 
   
 
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