Acalypha L.

Common Name: Copperleaf, Acalypha

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Published in: Sp. Pl. 2: 1003. 1753.

Other: Lectotype: A. virginica L. (Small in Ill. Fl. N. U.S. (Britton & Brown), ed. 2 2: 457. 1913.) 'Akelephe' was the Greek for nettle - the leaves have a nettle-like appearance.

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