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Common name

English: Red-hot cat's-tail

German: Roter Katzenschwanz

Mandarin: 红穗铁苋菜 (hong sui tie xian cai)

Portuguese: Rabo de gato

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2557)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2455)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2077)

      Order: Malpighiales (98)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (77) (family description)

          Genus: Acalypha (2)

           Epithet: hispida Burm.f. (1)

Synonym: Acalypha densiflora

densiflora => dense-flowered

hispida => with stiff hairs or bristles

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red

External links

Check for Acalypha hispida at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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