Acalypha radians

Torrey in W. H. Emory

Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound.2(1): 200. 1859

Common names: Cardinal feather palmate copperleaf
Found in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 166. Mentioned on page 164.
Herbs or subshrubs, perennial, 1.5–4 dm, dioecious. Stems prostrate to ascending, short-pubescent and hirsute. Leaves: petiole 0.4–1.6 cm; blade reniform or suborbiculate, 0.5–1.5 × 0.8–2 cm, base cordate or rounded, margins deeply crenate, apex rounded. Inflorescences unisexual, terminal (staminate and pistillate) and axillary (pistillate); staminate peduncle 0.5–3 cm, fertile portion 1–4(–5) cm; pistillate peduncle 0.1–0.5 cm, fertile portion 1–2.5 × 0.8–1.2 cm; allomorphic pistillate flowers absent. Pistillate bracts crowded (inflorescence axis not visible between bracts), 7–10 × 12–16 mm, abaxial surface hirsute, sessile- and stipitate-glandular; lobes (7–)8–10(–13), spatulate, 1/2 bract length. Pistillate flowers: pistil 3-carpellate; styles multifid or laciniate. Capsules smooth, pubescent and hirsute. Seeds 1.8–2 mm, minutely pitted.

Phenology: Flowering and fruiting spring–fall.
Habitat: Grassy openings, dunes, and oak or mesquite woodlands, usually on deep sand.
Elevation: 0–200 m.

Distribution

Tex., Mexico (Tamaulipas).

Discussion

Acalypha radians is found in the flora area from the Edwards Plateau south to the Mexican border.

References

None.

Facts about "Acalypha radians"
AuthorGeoffrey A. Levin +
Common nameCardinal feather + and palmate copperleaf +
Elevation0–200 m. +
HabitatGrassy openings, dunes, and oak or mesquite woodlands, usually on deep sand. +
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting spring–fall. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameAcalypha radians +
Taxon parentAcalypha +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 12 +