Acalypha alopecuroidea

Scientific name: Acalypha alopecuroidea Jacq.
Synonym: Acalypha aristata Kunth
Botanical family: EUPHORBIACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)

Dominican Republic:

  • ajito con pelo


  • dégonflé

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Erect, annual herb, up to 50 cm high.  Leaves 3-7 cm long, triangular to rounded-ovate, acuminate or cuspidate-acuminate, crenate. Inflorescence terminal and axillary spikes up to 5 cm long; bracts of pistillate flowers 7-9 mm long, with long hairs; fruit 2 mm long capsule.








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