Botanical name: Acalypha capitata Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)
Synonyms: Ricinocarpus capitatus, Acalypha alnifolia (illeg.), Ricinocarpus alnifolius
Alder Leaved Cat Tail is a shrub which belongs to the genera of plants which go by the name of Cat-tail and Copperleaf. It is a bushy shrub growing up to 3 m tall. Elliptic-ovate leaves are 2-2.5 cm long, 1.5-2 cm broad. Flowers are borne in slender, cylindrical spikes up to 8 cm long, usually in the axils of lower leaves. This is a plant found wild in South India. Flowering: February-April.
Identification credit: Vijayasankar Raman
The flower labeled Alder Leaved Cat Tail is ...