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Acalypha racemosa

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Malpighiales > Family: Euphorbiaceae > Genus: Acalypha

Native from West Africa and Ethiopia southwards to Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique.

Acalypha racemosa Acalypha racemosa

Acalypha racemosa, Rusitu Forest, Zimbabwe. [photos Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe

Ecological relationships in southern Africa

See also Ecological relationships of Acalypha species in southern Africa.


List of Lepidoptera from Kroon (1999).

Neptis kiriakoffi

Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae

Larvae eat the leaves. Recorded on Acalypha racemosa.



  • Kroon, D.M. 1999. Lepidoptera of Southern Africa. Host-plants and other Associations. A Catalogue. Lepidopterists' Society of Africa, South Africa.