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Acalypha nemorum F.Muell. ex Müll.Arg.
Family Euphorbiaceae
Acalypha nemorum F.Muell. ex Müll.Arg. APNI*

Description: Mostly a shrub to 1.5 m high, sometimes prostrate.

Leaves variable; lamina mostly ovate to lanceolate, 2–12 cm long, 10–40 mm wide, rarely ± circular and c. 1 cm long; both surfaces usually densely hairy, rarely ± glabrous; venation prominent, 3-veined at the base, upper surface wrinkled between veins.

Male inflorescence 2–5 cm long. Female flowers 1–3, bract c. 10 mm diam.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly grows in subtropical and dry rainforest in coastal areas, a prostrate form occurs on exposed headlands; north from the Shoalhaven R.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
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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