Acalypha arvensis

Species:Acalypha arvensis Poepp.
Common Name:Field Copperleaf
Habitat:Disturbed ruderal areas along the coast.
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Growth Habit:Herb
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:First collected in Alabama (Mobile Co.) by Howard Horne in 2016. Only one plant was observed in that instance and was extracted for vouchering as cited below. This occurrence was apparently an incidental introduction through the horticulture trade thus the species may not be established member of the Alabama flora at this time.
Status:Not Persisting, Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyEUPHORBIACEAE - Spurge family
Genus Acalypha
Species Acalypha arvensis Poepp. - Field Copperleaf


Citation Acalypha arvensis Poeppig, Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 3: 21. 1845 [1841].
Basionym: **
Type: PERU: Loreto: Prov. Maynas, near Yurimaguas, s.d., Poeppig 2215 (holotype: W).

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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Mobile

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UWAL0033750 Mobile 05 Jul 2016 Horne, Howard E.
Acalypha arvensis Poeppig & Endlicher
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