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Acalypha australis L.
Family Euphorbiaceae
Acalypha australis L. APNI*

Description: Herb 10–50 cm high.

Leaves with lamina ovate, 2–4 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, margins toothed, sparsely pubescent; petiole at least as long as the lamina.

Male inflorescences 1–2 cm long. Female flowers 1 or 2, concealed within bract c. 10–15 mm diam., peduncle c. 10 mm long.

Fruit c. 3 mm diam.


Habit
Photo W. Cherry

Flower
Photo W. Cherry

Other photo
Photo W. Cherry

Distribution and occurrence: Garden weed, not widespread in N.S.W. Native of Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC
Other Australian states: *Qld
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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