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Taxon: Acalypha virginica L.

Genus: Acalypha
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Acalyphoideae tribe: Acalypheae subtribe: Acalyphinae.
Nomen number: 1049
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1003. 1753, nom. cons.
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comments:Name verified on: 05-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • Virginia copperleaf   (Source: Glea Cron ed2 ) – English
  • Virginia three-seeded-mercury   (Source: G. A. Levin, p.c.) – English
  • virginisches Kupferblatt   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German

Economic importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (of unknown importance fide Atlas WWeed)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan [s.e.], New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas [e.], Missouri, Nebraska [e.], Oklahoma [e.], South Dakota [s.e.]
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

References:

  • Brummitt, R. K. 1993. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 39. Taxon 42:876. [conservation proposal recommended].
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Levin, G. A. 1998. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Levin, G. A. 1999. Notes on Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in North America. Rhodora 101:231.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1977. Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967–. The vascular flora of Ohio.
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Reveal, J. L. et al. 1990. (981) Proposal to conserve the name and type of Acalypha virginica L. (Euphorbiaceae). Taxon 39:361.
  • Seymour, F. 1969. The flora of New England.
  • Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core. 1978. Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2.
  • Voss, E. 1972–. Michigan flora.
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Check other web resources for Acalypha virginica L.:


Images:

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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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