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Acalypha Linnaeus. Copperleaf, Three-seeded Mercury.

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A genus of about 430-462 species, shrubs, herbs, and trees, of primarily tropical and subtropical regions (rarely warm temperate).

Key based in large part on Levin in FNA (2016).

Ref: Govaerts, Frodin, & Radcliffe-Smith (2000); Levin (1999a); Levin (1999b); Levin (2016d) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016); Webster (2014) In Kubitzki (2014). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Acalypha virginica | Original Image ⭷

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