Acalypha chamaedrifolia

(Lamarck) Müller Arg. in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle

Prodr. 15(2): 879. 1866. 1866

Common names: Everglades or bastard copperleaf
Basionyms: Croton chamaedryfolius Lamarck in J. Lamarck et al. Encycl. 2: 215. 1786
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 166. Mentioned on page 164.

Herbs, perennial, 1–2.5 dm, monoecious. Stems prostrate to ascending, pubescent. Leaves: petiole 0.1–0.5 cm; blade ovate to orbiculate, 0.3–2.1 × 0.3–1.2 cm, base cordate or rounded, margins serrate-crenate, apex obtuse or acute. Inflorescences bisexual, terminal; peduncle 0.2–1 cm, pistillate portion 1.5–3 × 1–1.5 cm, staminate portion 0.8–2.5 cm; allomorphic pistillate flowers absent. Pistillate bracts crowded (inflorescence axis not or sparingly visible between bracts), 4–6 × 7–10 mm, abaxial surface pubescent and sessile-glandular; lobes (7–) 10–13, deltate to triangular, 1/5 bract length. Pistillate flowers: pistil 3-carpellate; styles multifid or laciniate. Capsules smooth, pubescent. Seeds 1.2–1.4 mm, minutely pitted.


Phenology: Flowering and fruiting year-round, mainly spring–fall.
Habitat: Rocky pine woods, disturbed areas.
Elevation: 0–10 m.

Discussion

In the flora area, Acalypa chamaedrifolia is native to Miami-Dade and Monroe counties but has been sparingly, and apparently accidentally, introduced farther north.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"elongated" is not a number.

... more about "Acalypha chamaedrifolia"
Geoffrey A. Levin +
(Lamarck) Müller Arg. in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle +
rounded +  and cordate +
Croton chamaedryfolius +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (2.1 cm21 mm <br />0.021 m <br />) +
ovate;orbiculate +
0.3cm;1.2cm +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (?) +  and 1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
thread-like +
Everglades or bastard copperleaf +
Fla. +  and West Indies +
0–10 m. +
Rocky pine woods, disturbed areas. +
terminal +  and axillary +
drought-deciduous +  and persistent +
1/5;10;13 +
deltate;triangular +
palmate +  and pinnate +
dentate +, serrate +  and entire +
serrate-crenate +
allomorphic +, pistillate +  and staminate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
connate;distinct +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Flowering and fruiting year-round, mainly spring–fall. +
staminate +  and pistillate +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
ellipsoid +  and subglobose +
not petaloid +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
distinct +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
prostrate +  and ascending +
deciduous +  and persistent +
connate +  and distinct +
laciniate +  and multifid +
Acalypha chamaedrifolia +
Acalypha +
species +
spikelike +