Acalypha ambigua Pax

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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: ambigua: doubtful, of uncertain relationship
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 40.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Page 186.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Acalypha ambigua
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acalypha ambigua

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acalypha ambigua
African Plant Database: Acalypha ambigua
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acalypha ambigua
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acalypha ambigua
Plants of the World Online: Acalypha ambigua
Tropicos: Acalypha ambigua
Wikipedia: Acalypha ambigua

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Acalypha ambigua., retrieved 30 November 2023

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