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Acalypha australis - L.                
                 
Common Name Asian copperleaf
Family Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms A. chinensis. A. pauciflora. A. virgata. Thunb. non L.
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Waste places and cultivated fields in lowland areas all over Japan[58]. Disturbed habitats such as cultivated fields, roadsides and riverbanks[275].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
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Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
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Acalypha australis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from Jul to November. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant)

USDA hardiness zone : Coming soon


Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Acalypha australis Asian copperleaf


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Acalypha australis Asian copperleaf
   
Habitats       
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses                                         
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Depurative;  Febrifuge;  Vulnerary.

Febrifuge, detoxifies, vulnerary[147].
Other Uses
None known
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Botanical References                                         
58.275
                                                                                 
Links / References                                         

[58]Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation)
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
[147]? A Barefoot Doctors Manual.
A very readable herbal from China, combining some modern methods with traditional chinese methods.
[275] Flora of Japan
An on-line version of the flora - an excellent resource.

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