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Acalypha  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 28178

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): copperleaf [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyEuphorbiaceae  – spurge, euphorbes  
                               GenusAcalypha L. – copperleaf  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Acalypha alopecuroidea Jacq. – foxtail copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha amentacea Roxb.  
                                  Species Acalypha arvensis Poepp. – field copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha australis L. – Australian acalypha, Asian copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha berteroana Müll. Arg. – Guayama Copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha bisetosa Bertero ex Spreng. – streambank copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha californica Benth. – Pringle threeseeded mercury, California copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha caturus Blume  
                                  Species Acalypha chamaedrifolia (Lam.) Müll. Arg. – bastard copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha deamii (Weath.) H.E. Ahles – Deam's threeseed mercury 
                                  Species Acalypha gibsonii (J. Graham) M.R. Almeida  
                                  Species Acalypha glechomaefolia A. Rich.  
                                  Species Acalypha gracilens A. Gray – slender copperleaf, slender threeseed mercury 
                                  Species Acalypha havanensis Müll. Arg.  
                                  Species Acalypha hispida Burm. f. – red-hot cat's tail, bristly copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha indica L. – Indian copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha lanceolata Willd.  
                                  Species Acalypha leptomyura Baill.  
                                  Species Acalypha mexicana Müll. Arg. – Mexican copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha mogotensis Urb.  
                                  Species Acalypha monococca (Engelm. ex A. Gray) Lill. W. Mill. & Gandhi – slender threeseed mercury 
                                  Species Acalypha monostachya Cav. – round copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha neomexicana Müll. Arg. – New Mexico copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha ostryifolia Riddell – hophornbeam copperleaf, pineland threeseed mercury 
                                  Species Acalypha phleoides Cav. – shrubby copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha poiretii Spreng. – Poiret's copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha portoricensis Müll. Arg. – Puerto Rico copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha radians Torr. – cardinal's feather 
                                  Species Acalypha reptans Sw.  
                                  Species Acalypha rhomboidea Raf. – Virginia threeseed mercury, common threeseed mercury 
                                  Species Acalypha setosa A. Rich. – Cuban copperleaf 
                                  Species Acalypha virginica L. – Virginia copperleaf, mercuryweed, threeseeded mercury, wax balls, Virginia threeseed mercury 
                                  Species Acalypha wilkesiana Müll. Arg. – match me if you can, Jacob's coat, capa de obispo 

  Expert: Paul E. Berry, PhD  
  Notes: Director, University of Michigan Herbarium   
  Reference for: Acalypha    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Euphorbia Planetary Biodiversity Inventory database, database (version 2016)  
  Acquired: 2016   
  Notes: Riina, R. and Berry, P.E. (coordinators). 2016. Euphorbia Planetary Biodiversity Inventory database. Available from Tolkin (   
  Reference for: Acalypha   
  Source: Malpighiales of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Acalypha   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Acalypha   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Acalypha   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Acalypha   
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