Acalypha padifolia

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Acalypha padifolia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subtribe: Acalyphinae
Genus: Acalypha
A. padifolia
Binomial name
Acalypha padifolia
  • Acalypha andina Müll.Arg.
  • Acalypha coriifolia Pax & K.Hoffm.
  • Acalypha erythrostachya Müll.Arg.
  • Acalypha schimpffii Diels
  • Acalypha tunguraguae Pax & K.Hoffm.
  • Ricinocarpus erythrostachyus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
  • Ricinocarpus padifolius (Kunth) Kuntze

Acalypha padifolia is a species of flowering plant in the family Euphorbiaceae. It is native to the Andes in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.[2] It is a shrub or small tree that grows in mountain rainforests.[3]


  1. ^ Acalypha padifolia. The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Cardiel, J. M. (2000). Nuevas especies y sinónimos de Acalypha L. (Euphorbiaceae) de Ecuador. Archived November 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Novon 10, 360-65.
  3. ^ Sanz, J. M. C. and P. M. Rodríguez. (2012). Synopsis of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) of continental Ecuador. PhytoKeys (17), 1-17.