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Useful Tropical Plants

Acalypha cardiophylla

Merr.

Euphorbiaceae


This species is similar to Acalypha longispica Warb., and Acalypha caturus Blume. A number of authors have subsumed Acalypha cardiophylla into Acalypha caturus[
1913
Title
Revision and phylogeny of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia
Publication
Blumea 55, 2010: 21-60
Author
Sagun V.G., Levin G.A. & van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://10.3767/000651910X499141
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

+ Synonyms

Acalypha hontauyuensis H.Keng

Acalypha ponapensis Kaneh. & Hatus.

Acalypha subcinerea Elmer

Acalypha suirenbiensis Yamam.

Common Name:

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General Information

Acalypha cardiophylla is a large shrub or a small tree, usually growing around 3 - 12 metres tall[
1913
Title
Revision and phylogeny of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia
Publication
Blumea 55, 2010: 21-60
Author
Sagun V.G., Levin G.A. & van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://10.3767/000651910X499141
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
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)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1913
Title
Revision and phylogeny of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia
Publication
Blumea 55, 2010: 21-60
Author
Sagun V.G., Levin G.A. & van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://10.3767/000651910X499141
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Southeast Asia to the Pacific - Taiwan, Philippines, northern Borneo, Caroline Islands

Habitat

Open fields; secondary growth; semiopen forest[
1913
Title
Revision and phylogeny of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia
Publication
Blumea 55, 2010: 21-60
Author
Sagun V.G., Levin G.A. & van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://10.3767/000651910X499141
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used to treat headaches[
1913
Title
Revision and phylogeny of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia
Publication
Blumea 55, 2010: 21-60
Author
Sagun V.G., Levin G.A. & van Welzen P.C.
Website
http://10.3767/000651910X499141
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-06-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Acalypha+cardiophylla>

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