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Acalypha poiretii

Acalypha poiretii Spreng.

Poiret’s Copperleaf

Synonym(s): Acalypha indica
NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACPO
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acalypha poiretii
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GENUS: Acalypha
FAMILY CODE: EUPHOR

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USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ACPO
USDA Common Name: Poiret's Copperleaf
Native Status: L48 (N), PR (I), VI (I)
Distribution: USA (AL, NJ, TX), USA+ (PR, VI)
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb, Subshrub

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU UPL FACU FACU UPL* FACU

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
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WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acalypha poiretii
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SYNONYMY: [= FNA, K2]
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HABITAT: On ballast, perhaps in other disturbed areas; native of the Neotropics.
COMMENTS: {not yet keyed; add to synonymy}
RANGE MAP: Acalypha poiretii.png

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 poiretii in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Acalypha poiretii in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Acalypha poiretii in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Acalypha poiretii in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Acalypha poiretii in the Flora of North America (if available)
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