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Slender, quite glabrous shrubs, up to 2-2.5 m tall. Leaves alternate, very thin, petioled, membranous, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, base acute; nerves 6-8 pair, distinct; stipules small, ovate-lanceolate; pedicels much shorter than the leaves. Flowers very small, the calyx -lobes with obscure scarious margins; male flowers often 3-nate. Sepals slightly enlarged but not reflexed in fruit. Stamens 3; filaments free. Ovary 3-celled; anthers didymous; styles short, reflexed, arms recurved. Capsules minute, smooth, coriaceous; seeds ribbed.

Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Dry deciduous forests
India
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

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ANNOV45 Phyllanthus sp. for identification : 9 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (5)

Nelliyampathy, Kerala
November 2014


The plant is Phyllanthus niruri


To me it is Phyllanthus caroliniensis, but I am not sure.


I think, the leaflet of P. niruri is much smaller


Pl share pictures of whole plants.

My guess is P. rheedii but I may be wrong.


I forgot to click the habit shot of this plant sir.
It was a shrub about 3 feet tall.

Well, Phyllanthus niruri in Indian flora is an admixture of three different species while the original species, i. e. P niruri is not occurring in India. The present images belong to Phyllanthus leschenaultii.


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