Acalypha gracilens test

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Acalypha gracilens A. Gray photo by Gil Nelson


It is an annual.

Taxonomic Notes

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Synonyms: '[1]

Varieties have been suggested in past literature as listed in The Plant List but not appear to be widely accepted.


See USDA Plants Database] distribution map.



Occurs in native sandhill and floodplain forest communities as well as disturbed habitats such as ditch banks, road sides, and clear cut areas with very disturbed soils (FSU Herbarium). It occurs in sand, loamy sand, and peaty sand soil (FSU Herbarium) as well as sandy loams [2]


Seed dispersal

Seed bank and germination

Fire ecology


Use by animals

Diseases and parasites

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: Collectors: States and Counties: Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.

  1. (The Plant List)
  2. Kevin Robertson observations on Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, GA.