Acalypha ciliata

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Acalypha ciliata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Acalypha
Species: A. ciliata
Binomial name
Acalypha ciliata

Acalypha ciliata is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. It occurs widely in Africa where it is eaten as a vegetable,[1] or fed to animals. In West Africa and East Africa it is used as a medicinal plant.[2]

Geographic distribution[edit]

Acalypha ciliata occurs throughout tropical Africa, except central Africa. It also occurs in tropical Arabia, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.[3]


  1. ^ P. M. Goode, FAO Food and nutrition paper 42(1) (1989), Edible plants of Uganda: the value of wild and cultivated plants as food. ISBN 92-5-102713-7
  2. ^ Schmelzer, G.H. & Gurib-Fakim, A. (Editors), 2008. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 11(1). Medicinal plants 1. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen, Netherlands / Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands / CTA, Wageningen, Netherlands. 791 pp.
  3. ^ African Plant Database

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