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Useful Tropical Plants

Acalypha integrifolia

Willd.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Acalypha colorata (Poir.) Spreng.

Acalypha colorata Baker

Acalypha commersoniana unicolor Müll.Arg.

Acalypha discolor Bojer

Acalypha gracilipes Baill.

Acalypha odorata Steud.

Acalypha tomentosa Bojer

Caturus sessilis Thouars ex Baill.

Ricinocarpus integrifolius (Willd.) Kuntze

Tragia colorata Poir.

Tragia fruticosa Comm. ex Baill.

Tragia integrifolia Willd. ex Müll.Arg.

Tragia lobata Wall.

Tragia obtusata Vahl ex Baill.

Tragia odorata Steud.

Common Name:

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General Information

Acalypha integrifolia is a shrub with erect branches and spreading branchlets, growing up to 2 metres tall.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius.

Habitat

Shrubland at elevations from sea level to 1,000 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are astringent and purgative. A decoction is used to eliminate intestinal worms[
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A bath in the leaf decoction is taken to treat skin infections[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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