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Useful Tropical Plants

Acalypha grandis

Benth.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Acalypha amentacea grandis (Benth.) Fosberg

Acalypha consimilis Müll.Arg.

Acalypha exaltata Baill.

Acalypha finitima S.Moore

Ricinocarpus consimilis (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Ricinocarpus exaltatus (Baill.) Kuntze

Ricinocarpus grandis (Benth.) Kuntze

Common Name:

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General Information

Acalypha grandis is a spreading shrub or a small tree usually around 2.5 metres tall but sometimes growing up to 10 metres tall[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on modern research into the plants.
,
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 sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
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

Australasia and the west Pacific - New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands,Fiji, Gilbert Islands, Samoa, Wallis-Futuna Island

Habitat

Primary and secondary forests, coastal and lowland thickets, stream banks, and in regrowth along lava flows, at elevations up to 150 metres[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on modern research into the plants.
,
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Common around houses[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on modern research into the plants.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants can flower and produce fruit all year round[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The young leaves are squeezed into water and the solution drunk as a treatment for diarrhoea and dysentery[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on modern research into the plants.
]. The finely crushed leaves and flowers are added to food as an antidiarrhoeal[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The sap of heated leaves in combination with Citrus sap is given as a remedy for thrush in children[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
A poultice of the leaves is an effective remedy for boils and other skin affections[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

The sap of the pounded inner bark is employed as a mouthwash against thrush[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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