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Kingdom: Plantae (2669)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2583)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2176)

      Order: Malpighiales (109)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (79)(family description)

          Genus: Mallotus (3)

            Epithet: oppositifolius Müll.Arg. (1)

Synonyms: Acalypha dentata Schumach. & Thonn., Claoxylon cordifolium Benth., Croton oppositifolius Geiseler, Echinus oppositifolius (Geiseler) Baill., Mallotus chevalieri Beille, Rottlera dentata Baill.

chevalieri => in honor of Auguste Jean Baptiste Chevalier (1873-1956), French botanist, taxonomist and explorer

cordifolium => with heart-shaped leaves

dentata => toothed like saw teeth

oppositifolius => with leaves inserted on a stem opposite to each other


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: green, yellow

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