Taxon  Report   43    
Acalypha californica  Benth.
California acalypha,  California copperleaf
Acalypha californica
© 2003 Michael Charters
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Acalypha californica
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Acalypha californica
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Acalypha californica, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Acalypha californica
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Genus: Acalypha
Communities: Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Acalypha pringlei
More information about  Acalypha californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).