Synostemon bacciformis (L.) G.L.Webster
Synostemon bacciformis (L.) G.L.Webster (1960) 26, in adnot. — Phyllanthus bacciformis L. (1767b) 294. — Agyneia bacciformis (L.) A.Juss. (1824) 24,t. 6. — Agyneia phyllanthoides Spreng. (1826) 19, nom. illeg., nom. superfl.— Diplomorpha bacciformis (L.) Kuntze (1891) 603. — Sauropus bacciformis (L.) Airy Shaw (1980a) 221. — Breynia bacciformis (L.) Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr. (2012) 120. — Lectotype (designated by Scott in Bosser et al.1982: 37): Koenig s.n. = Herb. Linn 1105.6 (LINN), Sri Lanka.
(as per Phylogenetic reconstruction prompts taxonomic changes in Sauropus, Synostemon and Breynia (Phyllanthaceae tribe Phyllantheae) by P.C. van Welzen K. Pruesapan, I.R.H. Telford, H.-J. Esser , J.J. Bruhl- Blumea 59, 2014: 77–94 as per efi thread)
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Low herb. Leaves alternate, distichous, elliptic, to 2 x 1 cm, subsucculent, base acute, apex obtuse; petiole to 2 mm; stipules acuminate. Bracts linear. Staminate: in short axillary clusters. Tepals 6, basally connate; lobes ovate, imbricate, gland-dotted, hooded below apex. Stamens 3, exserted; anthers connate, extrorse, on a gonophore. Disk glands 6. Pistillate: Tepals 6, imbricate, ovate, gland-dotted near apex, acute. Ovary 3-celled; ovules 2 per cell, basal; styles 3, bifid. Disk 0. Capsule globose; seeds curved.

Flowering and fruiting: August-September
Grassy pastures near sea and mangrove forests
India, Sri Lanka and Mauritius
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

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Sauropus bacciformis (L.) Airy Shaw 15Feb SN11 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Sauropus bacciformis (L.) Airy Shaw, (= Agyneia bacciformis (L.) A.Juss.) Euphorbiaceae,
ascending herb found near moist places, paddy fields etc, leaves succulent.

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For identification: 5 images.
Please help me to identify the plant collected today from Vizhinjam. Attaching herewith photos for identification.


Phyllanthus bacciformis
please check


Thank you for your quick response. It’s Phyllanthus bacciformis.


I think yes, Synostemon bacciformis (as per molecular studies, though not sufficiently distinct morphologically from genus Breynia).


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