Acalypha Indica

Acalypha Indica

Common name : Indian nettle, Indian acalypha, three-seeded mercury Botanical name : Acalypha indica Family : Euphorbiaceae Order : Malpighiales Origin : India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Pakistan Uses/ Roles : Tamil Siddha & Ayurveda medicine Type/Life Cycle : Annual shrub, common herb Tamil : kuppaimeni, kuppaimeni keerai Hindi : Khokli Height : Up to 75 cm [ 2.5 feet]

Acalypha Indica

Genus - Acalypha

Species - A. indica

Flowers - Green, small, unisexual

Bengali - Muktajhuri

Acalypha indica indian acalypha plant and foliage
Acalypha indica indian acalypha plant and foliage

Indian nettle flower
Indian nettle flower

Indian nettle stems leaf stalks
Indian nettle stems leaf stalks

Photographs: Sridher & Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, Tirupur, Erode, Tamilnadu, India


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