Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra, Infocity
About Acalypha indica Plant :
Habit : Small annual herbs, erect, at times diffuse, 30-120 cm high.
Stem : Simple or branched, deep-green, hirsute, angular, hairy and deeply grooved in younger parts, more or less terete, glabrous and faintly straite in older.
Leaves : Alternate, ovate, rhomboid-ovate, sometimes obovate, subacute or obtuse at apex, cuneate or tapering at base, serrate only in the upper part along the margins, dark-green above, pale-green below, glabrous or thinly hairy, petioles 3-8 cm long, hairy, stipules small.
Inflorescence : Androgynous spikes 2.5 - 6 cm long, axillary white - pubescent.
Male flowers minute, pale-greenish-yellow, condensed in the upper part, followed by a tuft of sterile flowers.
Females lax, in the lower half, scattered, 3-5 leafy, large, dentate, many-nerved bracts.