Acalypha villicaulis

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Acalypha villicaulis
Acalypha brachiata, Skeerpoort.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subtribe: Acalyphinae
Genus: Acalypha
Species: A. villicaulis
Binomial name
Acalypha villicaulis
Hochst. ex A.Rich.

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

Geographic distribution[edit]

Acalypha villicaulis occurs throughout tropical Africa, except humid central Africa.


  • Acalypha brachiata C.Krauss
  • Acalypha petiolaris Hochst. ex C.Krauss
  • Acalypha senensis Klotzsch [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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