This species is similar to Acalypha longispica Warb., and Acalypha caturus Blume. A number of authors have subsumed Acalypha cardiophylla into Acalypha caturus[
Acalypha hontauyuensis H.Keng
Acalypha ponapensis Kaneh. & Hatus.
Acalypha subcinerea Elmer
Acalypha suirenbiensis Yamam.
Acalypha cardiophylla is a large shrub or a small tree, usually growing around 3 - 12 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Acalypha cardiophylla has a very wide distribution, large population, is not currently experiencing any major threats and no significant future threats have been identified. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2019)[
Southeast Asia to the Pacific - Taiwan, Philippines, northern Borneo, Caroline Islands
Open fields; secondary growth; semiopen forest[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
The leaves are used to treat headaches[
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