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Useful Tropical Plants

Acalypha seleriana

Greenm.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

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General Information

Acalypha seleriana is a stout shrub growing around 2 - 3 metres tall[
493
Title
Flora of Yucatan
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
The first flora that was attempted for this area in 1930, so it is obviously lacking information and the Botanical names can be out of date. Still, an excellent work and it records many plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use in making baskets.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

964
Title
New or Noteworthy Spermatophytes from Mexico, Central America and the West Indies
Publication
Field Colombian Museum Botanical Series Vol. 2, No. 6 (Publication No. 126)
Author
Greenman J. M.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum; Chicago
Year
1907
ISBN
 
Description
Descriptions of plants new to science (in 1907). It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southern N. America - southern Mexico

Habitat

Forests[
964
Title
New or Noteworthy Spermatophytes from Mexico, Central America and the West Indies
Publication
Field Colombian Museum Botanical Series Vol. 2, No. 6 (Publication No. 126)
Author
Greenman J. M.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum; Chicago
Year
1907
ISBN
 
Description
Descriptions of plants new to science (in 1907). It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The tough flexible branches are used for making baskets[
493
Title
Flora of Yucatan
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
The first flora that was attempted for this area in 1930, so it is obviously lacking information and the Botanical names can be out of date. Still, an excellent work and it records many plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]..

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Acalypha+seleriana>

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