|Etymology||Genus||Nettle-like; referring to the leaves that resembles Nettle plants|
|Species||Of or from India|
|Synonyms||Acalypha bailloniana Müll.Arg., Acalypha chinensis Benth., Acalypha fimbriata Baill.|
|Common Names||Copperleaf, Indian Acalypha, Indian-nettle|
|Native Distribution||Old world tropics|
A short erect herb found occasionally around urban unmanaged areas, the Acalypha indica can be easily identified from its whorled arrangement and leaf shape. The leaf is broad at the base, with serrated margins, and have a petiole that is longer than its leaf length.
Cluster of Copperleaf growing from gaps in an urban area.
It has an upright form.
Very distinct whorled branching.
Underside of the leaf. Note the serrated margins and venation.