Phyllanthus epiphyllanthus L., Sp. Pl. 981 1753. (Syn: Diasperus epiphyllanthus (L.) Kuntze; Exocarpos epiphyllanthus (L.) Merr.; Xylophylla epiphyllanthus (L.) Britton; Xylophylla epiphyllanthus (L.) Hornem.);
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Caribbean: Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Windward Is. as per POWO;
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pls id this garden shrub shot from a Nursery in Karnal Haryna. Never seen before
height was about 4 feet, flowers less than 1 cm. flowers were on leaves?
Nurserymen could not provide any name of this plant


I hope Homacladium platycladum (F. Muell.) L. H. Bailey (syn: Muehlenbeckia platyclados (F.Muell.) Meisn..)
Family Polygonaceae


Sir I think Muehlenbeckia platyclados is a different plant.
i have both in my college will shot both today again and share


Firstly note the typo in the spelling Homalocladium platycladum in the post by Sir Ji.
Lastly I support the Sir Ji comment of Muehlenbeckia platyclada (F. Muell.) Meisn. 

being the synonym of Homalocladium platycladum, which is true according to GRIN.


I think the attached snaps are Homacladium platycladum syn Muehlenbeckia platyclados
these were shot today from the Garden of My College this is in cemented pot planted by me 3 months back.
Pls correct me if i am wrong


Sending. 

I think the attached snaps are Homacladium platycladum syn Muehlenbeckia platyclados
these were shot today from the Garden of My College this is in cemented pot planted by me 3 months back.
Pls correct me if i am wrong (9 images)


Some more snaps of the earlier posted plant this was planted a month back in my college now in flowering stage (8 images)


Got it


last picture (number 10, it would be) reminds me of what we called tapeworm plant…


Any way can it be Phyllanthus epiphyllanthus?????


This does look like Euphorbiaceae flower and now Phyllanthaceae. Phyllanthus epiphyllanthus


Very good identification, … I never imagined this kind of phylloclades in Phyllanthus, so I didn’t think of it.


Looks like sword bush. Phyllanthus epiphyllanthus syn. Xylophylla epiphyllantha.


The synonym tells us that the phylloclade (leaf-like, flattened stem) was initially mistaken for a leaf due to its appearance.


Although the two plants look similar superficially, and I also got confused earlier, they are quite distinct although the stem is flattened in both.
First and third set of photographs belong to Phyllanthus epiphyllanthus. Note continuous stem with flowers along the margin.
The second set of photographs belong to Homacladium platycladum (syn Muehlenbeckia platyclados, Polygonum platycladum F.Muell.), a member of Polygonaceae, note jointed stem divided into flattened sepments, a modification of stem known as phylloclad, also seen in Opuntia.



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