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Leaves and male flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, Epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Acalypha nemorum Mull.Arg.
Mueller Argoviensis, J. (1865) Linnaea 34: 38. Type: In Nova Hollandia ad Clarence River (a. cl. Ferd. Muell. nuperrime missa!)..
Acalypha, Southern; Native Acalypha; Acalypha, Native; Southern Acalypha
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-2 m tall.
Leaf blades pubescent on both the upper and lower surfaces, more so on the latter, about 40-85 x 18-30 mm, arched between the lateral veins on the upper surface. Petiole about 8-20 mm long. Twigs densely clothed in white hairs. Stipules linear, about 4-10 mm long, clothed in white hairs.
Male flowers: Inflorescence an axillary raceme or spike of fascicles. Each flower with eight stamens. Female flowers: Flowers sessile, enveloped in a bract, +/- solitary or at the base of the male inflorescence. Ovary densely hairy, clothed in white hairs. Stigma fimbriate.
Cotyledons about 7 x 5 mm, apex acute, 3-veined at the base. Petiole about 5 mm long. First pair of leaves with toothed margins, hairy on both the upper and lower surfaces. At the tenth leaf stage: stipules hairy, linear, about 5 mm long. Stem, petiole and both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade hairy.
Distribution and Ecology
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)