Syst. Veg.3: 879. 1826
Phenology: Flowering and fruiting late summer–fall.
Habitat: Disturbed areas.
Elevation: 10–100 m.
Acalypha poiretii is known in the flora area from the lower Rio Grande valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, and Starr counties). It was collected in the late nineteenth century on ballast dumps in Alabama, Florida, and New Jersey, but has not been reported again from any of these states.
Some authors (for example, R. Govaerts et al. 2000) have treated Acalypha poiretii and A. alnifolia Poiret as synonyms, in which case the latter would be the correct name for this species; however, the types of the two names clearly belong to different species.
|Author||Geoffrey A. Levin +|
|Basionym||Acalypha macrostachyos +|
|Common name||Poiret’s copperleaf +|
|Elevation||10–100 m. +|
|Habitat||Disturbed areas. +|
|Phenology||Flowering and fruiting late summer–fall. +|
|Taxon name||Acalypha poiretii +|
|Taxon parent||Acalypha +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 12 +|