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Acalypha capillipes Müll.Arg.
Family Euphorbiaceae
Acalypha capillipes Müll.Arg. APNI*

Description: Spinose shrub to 3 m high, branched, sometimes spines sparse.

Leaves often clustered on short spine-tipped branches, lamina elliptic, 1–1.5 cm long, 5–8 mm wide, margins usually bluntly toothed, glabrous or with veins hairy, veins obscure, not impressed above.

Male inflorescences 1–4 cm long, dense. Female flower solitary on peduncle 2–3 cm long, bract 4 mm diam.

Fruit c. 3 mm diam.


Distribution and occurrence: in dry rainforest north from Casino.
NSW subdivisions: NC
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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