Vasc. Pl. Illinois,301. 1955
Phenology: Flowering and fruiting late summer–fall.
Habitat: Moist bottomland woods, near streams or rivers, rarely in moist upland forests.
Elevation: 100–400 m.
Acalypha deamii strongly resembles robust individuals of A. rhomboidea but is generally restricted to moist bottomland woods. Some accounts state that the leaves of A. deamii droop; this characteristic is not consistent and cannot be used for identification.
The distribution of Acalypha deamii is probably not as patchy as collections suggest. It is frequently overlooked because it looks so much like the widespread and abundant A. rhomboidea and is difficult to recognize until fruits mature. Collections may also be limited because A. deamii shares its habitat with stinging nettles.
|Author||Geoffrey A. Levin +|
|Basionym||Acalypha virginica deamii +|
|Common name||Largeseeded mercury + and Deam’s threeseeded mercury +|
|Elevation||100–400 m. +|
|Habitat||Moist bottomland woods, near streams or rivers, rarely in moist upland forests. +|
|Phenology||Flowering and fruiting late summer–fall. +|
|Synonym||A. rhomboidea deamii +|
|Taxon name||Acalypha deamii +|
|Taxon parent||Acalypha +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 12 +|