Acalypha hispida Burm. f

Last updated: 13 March 2015

Scientific Name

Acalypha hispida Burm. f.

Synonyms                                   

Acalypha densiflora Blume, Acalypha sanderi N.E.Br., Acalypha sanderi K.Schum., Ricinocarpus hispidus (Burm.f.) Kuntze. [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Buntut kuching, ekur kuching [2]
English Red hot cat-tail, chenille plant, philippine-medusa, red-cattail [2] [3]
Indonesia Buntut kuching (Malay, Jakarta); tali anjing (Sundanese); wunga tambang (Javanese) [2]
Vietnam tai t[uw][owj]ng xanh, tai t[uw][owj]ng du[oo]i ch[oof]n [2]
Thailand Mai prom (Northern); haang krarok daeng (Central); huu plaa chon (Southwestern) [2]
Germany Roter Katzenschwanz [3]
Sweden Kattsvans [3]

Geographical Distributions

Acalypha hispida supposed to have originated in New Guinea. It is frequently cultivated throughout Malesia and other tropical regions [2].

Botanical Description

A. hispida is a shrub from family Euphorbiaceae measuring up to 3 m tall [2].

The leaves are ovate in shape, with a size of 9-20 cm x 7-15 cm, broadly cuneate base, narrowly acute or obtuse apex, serrate margin and with measuring 1-5(-10) cm long petiole [1].

The female inflorescence is pendulous, measures 10-50 cm long, thick and with a dense mat of crimson styles [2].

Cultivation

No documentation

Chemical Constituent

No documentation

Plant Part Used

No documentation

Traditional Use

No documentation

Preclinical Data

No documentation

Clinical Data

No documentation

Dosage

No documentation

Poisonous

No documentation

Line drawing

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Figure 1: The line drawing of A. hispida. [2]

References

  1. The Plant List. Acalypha hispida Burm.f. 2013 ver1.1 [updated 2013, cited 2014 July 9] Available from: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-689
  2. Siregar AH. Acalypha hispida Burm.f. In: van Valkenburg JLCH, Bunyapraphatsara N, Editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 12(2): Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Netherlands: Backhuys Publisher; 2001. p. 34.
  3. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Taxon: Acalypha hispida Burm.f. [updated 2014 June 30; cited 2017 July 9]. Available from: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?316293