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Acalypha sp. Pandanus Creek (B.Gray 6445)

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Botanical Name

Acalypha sp. Pandanus Creek (B.Gray 6445)

() : . Type: ?.

Stem

Flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-2 m tall.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 7-20 x 5-15 mm, petioles about 3 mm long. Leaf blade margins with 3-5 lobes or large crenations on each side. Stipules small, less than 1 mm long. Leafy twigs clothed in white +/- prostrate or arched hairs. Hair bases often reddish and glandular.

Flowers

Male flowers: Flowers small, less than 0.5 mm diam., produced in spikes about 5-6 mm long. Stamens eight, pollen white. Female flowers: Flowers solitary, subtended by a lobed or crenate leaf-like bract. Ovary hairy. Stigmas numerous, fimbriate.

Fruit

Features not available.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to CYP, known only from collections made in the McIlwraith Range. Altitudinal range from 400-600 m. Grows as an understory plant in upland rain forest often associated with Hoop Pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) and in monsoon forest.

CYP

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Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)

X

RFK Code

3354