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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Acalypha setosa   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acalypha setosa   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-04-005:
Acalypha setosa   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Acalypha setosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Cuban Copperleaf


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Acalypha setosa   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acalypha setosa   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-04-005:
Acalypha setosa   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Acalypha setosa

 

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4250

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: West Indies, Mexico, Central America, northern South America

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed ground, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Does not have milky sap

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stinging trichomes absent

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1-7cm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
3-5 sepals in pistillate flowers, 4 sepals in staminate flowers
Petals absent
4-8(-16?) stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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