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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

FISF Comments: For more images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Collected once in 1981 by W.C. Brumbach on Big Pine Key (9732, FTG). Perhaps sparingly naturalized.

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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 reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only




Acalypha amentacea subsp. wilkesiana has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Acalypha amentacea
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