Monographs Details: Acalypha scandens Benth.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Scientific Name:Acalypha scandens Benth.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Guiana, Amazon, Peru. SURINAME. Suriname River near Kabel-Station, riverside, 8 Nov 1933, Lanjouw 1159 (NY); Saramacca river bank, vicinity of Jacob Kondre, 19 Jun 1944, Maguire 23853 (NY). BRITISH GUIANA. Baruica River, Mar-Oct 1896, Jenman 7117, 7128 (NY); creek above Mount Terminus, Bauma River, May 1907, Ward 8651 (NY); N.W. District, Mt. Everard, 12 Feb 1922, De La Cruz 1319 (NY); Wenamu Creek, Barama River, thin 3/4 diam brownish rope scrambling and trailing over low trees beside river, 27 Jul 1952, Fanshawe 3422 (NY); Puruni, scrambler from riverside, 25 May 1953, J. B. 113 (NY). VENEZUELA. Delta Amacuro: rainforest, between La Margarita and Puerta Miranda, Rio Acure, alt 80-100 m, 23-24 Nov 1960, Steyermark 87745 (NY).


Type. “On the island of Amazon opposite Santarem, R. Spruce” (781). “Apparently a variety of the same species was gathered in Surinam by Hostmann (n. 990)British Guinea, Schomburgk 103 (photo NY).

Distribution:Suriname South America| Guyana South America| Venezuela South America| Peru South America|