Acalypha fragilis Pax & K. Hoffm.

Fragile Copperleaf (Acalypha fragilis)

This species was described in 1937; apparently based on material that had been collected three years prior.

The Fragile Copperleaf is a tree that had a very restricted distribution in the Caatinga (a semi-arid tropical vegetation typical for interior north-eastern Brazil) in the Crato region in the state of Ceará, north-eastern Brazil.

The species was never found since and is believed to be possibly extinct.


edited: 28.01.2024