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Acalypha deamii

Acalypha deamii (Weath.) H.E. Ahles

Big-seeded Copperleaf, Two-seeded Copperleaf

Synonym(s): Acalypha rhomboidea var. deamii, Acalypha virginica var. deamii
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ID_PLANT: ACDE4
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acalypha deamii
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GENUS: Acalypha
FAMILY CODE: EUPHOR

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USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ACDE4
USDA Common Name: Deam's Threeseed Mercury
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MO, OH, PA, TN, VA)
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

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WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acalypha deamii
COMMON NAME: Big-seeded Copperleaf, Two-seeded Copperleaf
SYNONYMY: [= C, FNA, Il, K, Pa, Va, Z; = A. rhomboidea var. deamii (Weatherby) Weatherby - F, G; = A. virginica Linnaeus var. deamii Weatherby - Y]
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HABITAT: Alluvial forests, especially on sandy levees.
COMMENTS: W. PA (Rhoads & Block 2007), s. OH, and s. IN south to w. TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997) and AR; apparently disjunct in c. VA (where now known from 23 counties, mainly in the Piedmont), but perhaps only overlooked elsewhere. This plant is up to a meter tall and occurs in moist bottomland forests.
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Euphorbiaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Spurge Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 313-322 genera and 8100-9000 species, trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs, nearly cosmopolitan in distribution, as defined broadly. Molecular systematics suggests that various units traditionally included in the Euphorbiaceae should be segregated (Soltis et al. 2000; Chase et al. 2002). In our flora, this includes Phyllanthus, Phyllanthopsis, and Glochidion (in Phyllanthaceae).
REFERENCE: Webster (1967), Webster (1994); Govaerts, Frodin, & Radcliffe-Smith (2000); Webster in Kubitzki (2014). [also see PHYLLANTHACEAE]
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Acalypha Linnaeus 1753 (Copperleaf, Three-seeded Mercury)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 430-462 species, shrubs, herbs, and trees, of primarily tropical and subtropical regions (rarely warm temperate).
REFERENCE: Levin in FNA (in prep.); Levin (1999b)=Z; Levin (1999a); Govaerts, Frodin, & Radcliffe-Smith (2000)=Y; Webster in Kubitzki (2014). Key based in part on Levin in FNA.
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Acalypha deamii in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Acalypha deamii in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

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