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Acalypha gaumeri Pax & Hoffmann; box kaatsin

Low shrub with divaricate branches and dimorphic shoots; leaves minute, short-petiolate, toothed, mostly clustered on short lateral branches; staminate spikes and individual pistillate flowers/fruits borne among the leaves of short lateral shoots; pistillate flowers and fruits enclosed in leaf-like bracts

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