Botanical name: Acalypha malabarica Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)
Synonyms: Ricinocarpus malabaricus
Malabar Copperleaf is an erect herb about 40 cm tall. Branchlets are thinly velvet-hairy. Leaves are ovate-lanceshaped, 1-3 cm long, 1-1.5 cm broad. Leaves are rough on the surface, base wedge-shaped, tip pointed, and margin toothed. Flowers are borne in leaf axils, in spikes, greenish-yellow. Capsules are hairless, with 3 seeds. Flowering: September-November.
Identification credit: Pradnyavant Mane
The flower labeled Malabar Copperleaf is ...