Acalypha phleoides Cav.
Shrubby copperleaf, Three-seeded mercury
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)USDA Symbol: ACPH3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Lindheimer's Copperleaf, Three Seeded Mercury
Location: Front curb at 14222 Canary Lane, San Antonio, 78217
Habitat: Open to sun. Nominal moisture. Shallow, alkaline soil over caliche.
Description: Erect perennial to 20 cm, from a woody taproot. Branches many, striate, w/scattered, recurved hairs 1 mm long & many soft hairs 2 mm long. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, serrate, petiolate (to 4 mm), rounded basally, acute apically, to 14 x 30 mm; short hairs on both surfaces, more persistant beneath. Infloresence a terminal, androgynous spike to 16 mm long. Pistillate flowers bracted.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 16, 1987
Specimen number: 227
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0458
Accession Date: Jul 27, 1993
Accession Number: 36 Annotations: MCXRB