Acalypha integrifolia

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

Acalypha integrifolia is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. It is locally used as a medicinal plant. Leaf decoctions are drunk to treat intestinal worms.[1]

Geographic distribution[edit]

Acalypha integrifolia occurs in Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius. It is relatively common.


This plant is a host plant of the butterfly Neptis dumetorum.


  1. ^ 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.

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