Acalypha californica

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Acalypha californica


Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Acalyphoideae
Tribus: Acalypheae
Genus: Acalypha
Species: Acalypha californica


Acalypha californica Benth.


  • Homotypic
    • Ricinocarpus californicus (Benth.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 617 (1891).
  • Heterotypic
    • Acalypha pringlei S.Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 373 (1885).
    • Acalypha stokesiae Pax & K.Hoffm. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 147, XVI: 138 (1924).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern U.S.A.
      • Arizona, California
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: California copperleaf, Pringle three-seeded mercury
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