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Digital Herbaria

Acalypha phleoides

Acalypha phleoides Cav.

Shrubby Copperleaf, Three-seeded Mercury

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

USDA Symbol: ACPH3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Acalypha lindheimeri

Lindheimer's Copperleaf, Three Seeded Mercury


Location: Front curb at 14222 Canary Lane, San Antonio, 78217
Latitude: 0.000000

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.

County: Bexar
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

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