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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Euphorbiaceae — of herbs and shrubs that grow in temperate zones..


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From Latin akalypha, from Ancient Greek ἀκαλύφη (akaluphē), from ἀκαλήφη (akalēphē, "nettle").


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  • The understory consists of shrubby herbs less than one meter high, such as Acalypha, Barleria and Aerva.

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • There is a relatively high level of endemic or rare species: the endemic shrubs Acalypha elizabethae, and Bernardia laurentii, found only on the summit of Petit Piton, the rare shrubs Justicia carthaginensis and Piper reticulatum, the rare vines Gonolobus coriacea, Amphilophium paniculatum and Melothria pendula and a herb, Eipatorium microstemon.

    Pitons Management Area, Saint Lucia

  • Acalypha racemosa (mukulw'a) and burned as candles (Kitui).

    Chapter 7

  • Acalypha guatemalensis, Guazuma ulmifolia, S. lundellii y Solanum nigrescens, y se realiz un estudio in vivo con Plantago major, demonstrndose que esta planta es til en el tratamiento de infecciones experimentales en la piel del conejo.

    Chapter 9

  • Se confirm la actividad en Acalypha guatemalensis, S, lundelii, Sambucas mexicana y Tagetes lucida que la mejor extraccin se hace en la fraccin hidroalcohlica y que hasta un 80% de 20 cepas de Salmonella typhi investigadas son inhibidas por S. lundellii.

    Chapter 9

  • _Acalypha_ -- Valuable for its variegated foliage.

    Gardening Indoors and Under Glass A Practical Guide to the Planting, Care and Propagation of House Plants, and to the Construction and Management of Hotbed, Coldframe and Small Greenhouse

  • -- Border, Oxalis tropæoloides; center, blue heliotrope, blue ageratum, or Acalypha marginata; cross about the center, Thymus argenteus, or centaurea; scallop outside the cross, blue lobelia; corners, inside border, santolina.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • -- Ground, Alternanthera aurea nana; center, Acalypha tricolor; black dots, scarlet geranium.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • -- Border, red alternanthera; second row, dwarf orange or yellow nasturtium; third row, Achyranthes Gilsoni, or Acalypha tricolor; central square, scarlet geraniums, with a border of Centaurea gymnocarpa; intervening spaces, grass.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • (Leucas aspera), Kuppaimeni (Acalypha indica), Veeli leaves (Cadaba farinosa), Peruthumbai

    The Hindu - Front Page


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