Acalypha hispida Burm.f.
A. densiflora Blume.
|Malaysia||Buntut kuching, ekur kuching.|
|English||Red hot cat-tail, chenille plant.|
|Indonesia||Buntut kuching (Malay, Jakarta), tali anjing (Sundanese), wunga tambang (Javanese).|
|Thailand||Mai prom (Northern), haang krarok daeng (Central), huu plaa chon (Southwestern).|
|Vietnam||tai t[uw][owj]ng xanh, tai t[uw][owj]ng du[oo]i ch[oof]n.|
Supposed to have originated in New Guinea, frequently cultivated elsewhere throughout Malesia and other tropical regions.
Acalypha hispida is a shrub measuring up to 3 m tall.The leaves are ovate in shape, with a size of 9-20 cm x 7-15 cm, broadly wedge-shaped base, narrowly acute or obtuse apex, serrate margin and with measuring 1-5(-10) cm long petiole.
The female inflorescence is pendulous, measures 10-50 cm long, thick and with a dense mat of crimson styles.
It is found in a wide range of vegetation types on various soils.