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Useful Tropical Plants

Acalypha chamaedrifolia

(Lam.) Müll.Arg.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Acalypha adscendens Hornem.

Acalypha corchorifolia Willd.

Acalypha hispaniolae Urb.

Acalypha hotteana Urb.

Acalypha reptans Sw.

Croton chamaedrifolius Lam.

Cupamenis chamedrifolia (Lam.) Raf.

Cupamenis reptans Sw.) Raf.

Geiseleria chamaedryfolia (Lam.) Klotzsch

Ricinocarpus chamaedrifolius (Lam.) Kuntze

Common Name:

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General Information

Acalypha chamaedrifolia is a herbaceous perennial plant with prostrate to ascending stems that can become more or less woody and persist; it can grow from 10 - 30cm tall[
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for use as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic ingredients. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental, where it is often used in hanging baskets.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
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468
Title
The Bahama Flora
Publication
 
Author
Britton N.L.; Millspaugh C.F.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Britton N.L.; Millspaugh C.F., New York.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical description, often accompanied by the plants habitat, of the Flora of the Bahamas.

Range

Southeast N. America - Florida; Caribbean - Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Leeward and Windward Islands

Habitat

Rocky Pine woods and disturbed areas; at elevations near sea level in southern Florida[
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Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants can flower and produce fruit all year round[
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

An extract of the culture of the callus is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as an antioxidant, hair conditioner, humectant[, skin conditioner and protector1243].

Propagation

Seed -
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