Acalypha alnifolia

Common name: Alder Leaved Cat Tail • Telugu: Chiru kuppinta, Mirapa kuppinta

Shrubs, branchlets densely hispid. Leaves 2-2.5 x 1.5-2 cm, ovate, apex acute, base cuneate, margin crenate to serrate. Male flowers in axillary cylindric spike to 8 cm, anthers vermiculiform, sessile; female spike to 1.5 cm, upper axillary, bracts cupular, dentate, enclosing the ovary, ovary ca 2 mm across, tomentose, styles 3, to 7 mm with filiform bases.
Flowering and fruiting: October-March
Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Peninsular India (Endemic)

Images by S kasim, Identified by Tapas Chakrabarty (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

Identification of Plant from Euphorbiaceae : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Pl. help me to identify the specimen attached.
It is small herb of about half-foot, spreading side-wards.
Leaves broadly ovate with blunt tip, mid-rib prominent, margin crenate, stellate hairs present all over the plant 
Recorded at Vellore on 12-10-14
It looks like Acalypha capitata.
This resembles Acalypha alnifolia, an endemic species, called Sirukurunjan in Tamil.

Shrub for Id 260909jm1 : Attachments (3). 7 posts by 4 authors.
On 13/9/09 in a rocky area in Keesaragutta in Rangareddy distt. of A.P.
Look like some Acalypha species?!!
this is Acalypha alnifolia.
Thanks, ...
Here are a few links of Acalypha capitata Willd. syn. Acalypha alnifolia Klein ex Willd.:
(An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew)
Please help to identify this small herb found in Hampi area of Karnataka....... picture taken last week. (19.10.13)
Acalypha alnifolia.



An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- Details with keys)