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Acalypha amentacea Roxb. subsp. wilkesiana
(Müll. Arg.) Fosberg
Wilkes' copperleaf

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Pacific Islands; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Acalypha amentacea
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Other data on Acalypha amentacea subsp. wilkesiana available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Acalypha amentacea subsp. wilkesiana has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arch Creek Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Not Native, Cultivated Only


Acalypha amentacea subsp. wilkesiana has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized


Acalypha amentacea subsp. wilkesiana has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland


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Acalypha amentacea
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr