Phyllanthus cinereus Müll.Arg. in Linnaea 32: 48. 1863 & in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 425. 1866; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 303. 1887; Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon. 4: 26. 1898; G.L.Webster in Dassan. & Clayton, Rev. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 11: 233. 1997. Reidia floribunda Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 5(2): 28, t. 1903. 1852 (non Phyllanthus floribundus HBK 1817, nec Müll.Arg. 1863); Gamble, Fl. Madras 2(7): 1293. 1925; Rani in K.M. Matthew, Fl. Tamil Nadu Carnatic 3(2): 1470. 1983. Epistylium floribundum (Wight) Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 283. 1861. Phyllanthus affinis Müll.Arg. in Linnaea 32: 48. 1863 & in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 425. 1866; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 304. 1887; Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 4: 26. 1898. P. wightianus Müll.Arg. in Linnaea 32: 47. 1863 & in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 425. 1866, pro nom. nov. [(non P. wightianus Müll.Arg. in l l. c c. 6. 1863 & 334. 1866 = P. pinnatus (Wight) G.L. Webster)]; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 303. 1887. Epistylium phyllanthoides Baill. [Etude Euphorb. 648. 1858, nom. nud.], p. p., tantum quoad Thwaites CP 71, excl. Heyne in Wallich 7905. as per Species as per Flora of India Vol 23 (2012) ;
 
Phyllanthus wightianus Müll.Arg., Linnaea 32: 47 1863. (Syn: Phyllanthus obliquus Wall. ex Barber; Reidia floribunda Wight) as per The Plant List;
  
 
 
 


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Euphorbiaceae for identification 220113MK03: Please help me to identify this plant. Is this any Phyllanthus sp.? I found this in a floor of a moist forest. Locally common.

Leaf: 3 cm long; little hairy to touch (pubescent)
Flower: 2.5-3 cm long
Date: 27 Dec 2012
Alt.: 1410 m asl
Place: Kolli hills, TN


Reidia floribunda, a S.Indian endemic.


reminds one of phyllanthus, but is not


…, you and … are right in calling it Phyllanthus. In fact P. wightianus is its accepted name. What I quoted is a popular name followed by most Floras in the past, but it is now widely been regarded as synonym.


 
 
 

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