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|Family: Euphorbiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: [Annual, perennial herb] shrub; sap clear; generally monoecious. Stem: central erect, generally much-branched; lateral spreading to ascending. Leaf: cauline, alternate; hairs simple, sometimes glandular. Inflorescence: spike, terminal or axillary; staminate bracts minute; pistillate bracts leaf-like, toothed. Staminate Flower: sepals 4; stamens 4--8, filaments free or fused at base; nectary disk 0. Pistillate Flower: sepals 3(5); nectary 0; ovary 3-chambered, styles 3, deeply cut. Fruit: +- spheric, smooth or +- lobed. Seed: smooth to pitted; scar appendage minute.
Species In Genus: +- 400 species: tropics, warm temperate worldwide. Etymology: (Greek: ancient name for a kind of nettle)
eFlora Treatment Author: Mark H. Mayfield & Grady L. Webster
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Euphorbiaceae
Next taxon: Acalypha californica
Citation for this treatment: Mark H. Mayfield & Grady L. Webster 2016. Acalypha, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10094, accessed on May 01, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 01, 2016.