Acalypha radians

Torrey in W. H. Emory

Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 200. 1859. 1859

Common names: Cardinal feather palmate copperleaf
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 166. Mentioned on page 164.

Herbs or subshrubs, perennial, 1.5–4 dm, dioecious. Stems prostrate to ascending, short-pubescent and hirsute. Leaves: petiole 0.4–1.6 cm; blade reniform or suborbiculate, 0.5–1.5 × 0.8–2 cm, base cordate or rounded, margins deeply crenate, apex rounded. Inflorescences unisexual, terminal (staminate and pistillate) and axillary (pistillate); staminate peduncle 0.5–3 cm, fertile portion 1–4 (–5) cm; pistillate peduncle 0.1–0.5 cm, fertile portion 1–2.5 × 0.8–1.2 cm; allomorphic pistillate flowers absent. Pistillate bracts crowded (inflorescence axis not visible between bracts), 7–10 × 12–16 mm, abaxial surface hirsute, sessile and stipitate-glandular; lobes (7–) 8–10 (–13), spatulate, 1/2 bract length. Pistillate flowers: pistil 3-carpellate; styles multifid or laciniate. Capsules smooth, pubescent and hirsute. Seeds 1.8–2 mm, minutely pitted.


Phenology: Flowering and fruiting spring–fall.
Habitat: Grassy openings, dunes, and oak or mesquite woodlands, usually on deep sand.
Elevation: 0–200 m.

Discussion

Acalypha radians is found in the flora area from the Edwards Plateau south to the Mexican border.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"elongated" is not a number.

... more about "Acalypha radians"
stipitate-glandular +  and hirsute +
Geoffrey A. Levin +
Torrey in W. H. Emory +
rounded +  and cordate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
suborbiculate;reniform +
0.8cm;2cm +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (?) +  and 1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (?) +
thread-like +
hirsute +  and pubescent +
Cardinal feather +  and palmate copperleaf +
Tex. +  and Mexico (Tamaulipas) +
0–200 m. +
Grassy openings, dunes, and oak or mesquite woodlands, usually on deep sand. +
drought-deciduous +  and persistent +
spatulate +
palmate +  and pinnate +
dentate +, serrate +  and entire +
allomorphic +, pistillate +  and staminate +
pistillate +  and staminate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
connate;distinct +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
Flowering and fruiting spring–fall. +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. +
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 radians +
Acalypha +
species +
spikelike +
subshrub +  and herb +