Malabar Copperleaf
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Malabar Copperleaf
ative Photo: Pradnyavant Mane
Common name: Malabar Copperleaf
Botanical name: Acalypha malabarica    Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)
Synonyms: Ricinocarpus malabaricus

Malabar Copperleaf is an erect herb about 40 cm tall. Branchlets are thinly velvet-hairy. Leaves are ovate-lanceshaped, 1-3 cm long, 1-1.5 cm broad. Leaves are rough on the surface, base wedge-shaped, tip pointed, and margin toothed. Flowers are borne in leaf axils, in spikes, greenish-yellow. Capsules are hairless, with 3 seeds. Flowering: September-November.

Identification credit: Pradnyavant Mane
Photographed in Thane, Maharashtra.
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