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Places where this species can be found :
- True Blue Bay - GRENADA
- Mt. Hartman Estate - GRENADA
- Lake Antoine - GRENADA
- Barra de la Cruz - HUGHESFRP
- Intibuca - HUGHESFRP
DescriptionAnnual weedy herb up to 50cm.
InterestThe roots are said to irresistible to cats (Mabberley, 1997) Acalypha indica L. Hierba del Cancer, Indian Nettle Souder (1963) lists this species among spurges that cause an acute dermatitis on contact with their sap or latex. Smitinand & Scheible (1966) note that this species causes irritation of the skin, ascribing the action to hydrocyanic acid in the hairs of the leaves and stems. Souder P (1963) Poisonous plants on Guam. In: Keegan HL and Macfarlane WV (Eds) Venomous and Poisonous Animals and Noxious Plants of the Pacific Region. pp. 15-29. New York: Pergamon Press
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules
LocationSecondary vegetation with trees to 10m nr. University.
NotesGregarious weed on verge.