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Acalypha alopecuroidea Jacq. (Euphorbiaceae)


Herb up to 70cm in height. The leaves are long with small teeth edges, flowers are greenish. The fruits are dry and contain 3 nut-like seeds. Often, this plant is used for both asthma and to heal wounds . In Quintana Roo, leaves are used in infusion. In addition, is used against some skin diseases and other ailments. Even to prevent cancer.


A native of tropical America, found in warm climates, from sea level up to 738m. It lives in areas with disturbed vegetation derived from tropical deciduous forest, deciduous, and evergreen.

Notes: ID has been provided by experts in Yucatan flora (web site above)

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Yucatán, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 11, 2011
Submitted on Sep 30, 2011

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