Phyllanthus sikkimensis Müll.Arg., Linnaea 32: 48 1863. (Syn: Agyneia tetrandra Buch.-Ham.; Diasperus sikkimensis (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze; Eriococcus hamiltonianus (Müll.Arg.) Hurus. & Yu.Tanaka; Phyllanthus hamiltonianus Müll.Arg. [Illegitimate]; Phyllanthus perlisensis Ridl.; Phyllanthus secundiflora Ridl.; Reidia hamiltoniana (Müll.Arg.) A.M.Cowan & Cowan);
Nepal to N. Peninsula Malaysia: Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand as per POWO;
Common name: Sikkim Leaf-Flower


Attached images may be Phyllanthus wightianus Müll.Arg. (Synonyms–Reidia floribunda Wigh )(??).
Please ID the plant sp.
Date :10.08.2013
Location: Kamrup district (Metro), Assam
Family : Euphorbiaceae (Now in Phyllanthaceae)
Genus & species :Phyllanthus wightianus Müll.Arg. (Synonyms–Reidia floribunda Wight) ??
Habitat: Grows wild on hilly area.
Habit : Under shrub, woody
Flower : Red,
Fruits :fruit pendulous

Nice pictures! But they don’t look like Phyllanthus wightianus (= Reidia floribunda) to me.
Here is a picture of the latter species taken from Kolli Hills of Tamil Nadu (Photo by Dr. Ravikumar).
As far as I know, this species occurs only in southern part of India (and Sri Lanka & E. Africa).
I look forward to know the id of your plant.

Where … stops i should not step forward, so i waited for experts’ views! But, …….
Fl. Br. Ind. vol5, p 286 informs “Sect. VII” Reidia of Phyllanthus has 1) sepals 4 on male flowers and 2) sepals 4 or 6 in female = (or
While going through FoC key, i faced first hurdle at and again at
There end my cap.

Phyllanthus sikkimensis

I am pleased to know the ID of this species. Thanks a lot, …! Thanks …, for posting this plant.
It is interesting to note the 4-merous male flowers with fimbriate-margined sepals and the ‘crispy papillose-puberulous’ fruits!

The plant can grow up to 3 m tall, it seems!

Thanks … for the re-search. Yes, this plant has earlier been treated as Reidia hamiltoniana.

If I am not mistaken the picture no.10 (IMG_2809) and pic 7 (IMG_2826) are showing pistillate flowers having 5 sepals. This goes against the claim at – where it has been stated the number of sepals in pistillate flower is 6.

Attached images may be Phyllanthus sp (??).  Please ID the plant sp. My earlier post (
Date :10.08.2013
Location: Kamrup district (Metro), Assam
Family :Euphorbiaceae (Now in Phyllanthaceae)
Genus & species :Phyllanthus sp. (??) 
Habitat: Grows wild on hilly area.
Habit : Under shrub, woody
Flower : Red,
Fruits :fruit pendulous

… looks like Phyllanthus tenellus.

Phyllanthus sikkimensis

Phyllanthus sp for ID: 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4).
I have photographed this Phyllanthus sp growing roadside at Bongaigaon, Assam.
Plz help me to identify the sp.

Date/Time- 05/07/2007- 11:30 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-  bongaigaon, Assam,
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 2-2.5X 1.5-2 cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- 3-5 pairs (opposite)
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 0.5-0.8cm

Is it Phyllanthus cuscutiflorus ?

Looks like Phyllanthus sikkimensis.

Yes, it is Phyllanthus sikkimensis.

Id Phyllanthus please : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Id Phyllanthus please


Garbhanga, Asaam, 2017 June

Phyllanthus sikkimensis.

MS June,2018/22 Phyllanthus sikkimensis ? for confirmation : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Reiek-tlang
Date : 16-06-2018
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild

Yes, I fully agree. Further close up of the pink male flowers will show 4 sepals, lacerate or fimbriate along margins.

Nationaal Herbarium (Description) says fruits are crispy papillose-puberulous.
I am having doubts if it matches or is there any variation?

Nymphanthus tetrandrus, formerly Phyllanthus sikkimensis.

Does the fruit appear like crispy papillose-puberulous in the image?

It matched with the description prepared by me.

What does that say about fruit?

Please note that the habit mentioned is undershrub which rules out any other species. As per Indo-Burmese Phyllanthacreae, 292. 2018: Capsules subglobose, 2.5-3 × 3-4.5 mm, shallowly to deeply 3-lobed, crustaceous, muriculate, rufous-scabrid or papillose-puberulous to glabrous.
Here I do not see any muriculations and would therefore suggest that a new variety may be described on this character after further critical analysis.

ID please:
ID please 5.6.2011 Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal Herb Reddish flower no smell

Phyllanthus sikkimensis !