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Taxon: Acalypha ostryifolia Riddell ex J. M. Coult.

Genus: Acalypha
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Acalyphoideae tribe: Acalypheae subtribe: Acalyphinae
Nomen number: 449278
Place of publication: Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 5:213. 1894 "ostryaefolia" (J. L. Riddell, Syn. fl. west. states 33. 1835 "ostryafolia", nom. inval.)
  • valid publication verified from original literature
  • not validly published by Riddell, who provided no diagnosis or description and, in stating "It is probably the A. caroliniana of Elliott, vol. ii. 645", did not definitively provide reference to one
  • spelling corrected in accordance with Melbourne ICN Art. 60.8 and Rec. 60G
Name verified on: 07-Dec-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
No species priority site assigned.


Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • exact native range in United States obscure


  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. ["ostryaefolia"].
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967–. The vascular flora of Ohio.

Check other web resources for Acalypha ostryifolia Riddell ex J. M. Coult.:

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (30 August 2015)

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