Acalypha psilostachya

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

Acalypha psilostachya is a species in the botanical family Euphorbiaceae. In East Africa it is used as a medicinal plant.[1]

Geographic distribution[edit]

Acalypha psilostachya occurs throughout East Africa and in southern Africa it occurs in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and Angola.[2]


  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.
  2. ^ African Plant Database

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