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Acalypha wilkesiana (Beefsteak Plant, Copperleaf, Jacob's Coat)

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 to the Pacific Islands. Cultivated in southern African gardens.

Acalypha wilkesiana Acalypha wilkesiana

Acalypha wilkesiana in Cape Town garden.  [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]