Phyllanthus parvifolius Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 63 1825. (syn: Diasperus parvifolius (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Kuntze; Phyllanthus juniperinus Wall. ex Müll.Arg.);
Nepal as per POWO;
Phyllanthus parvifolius Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don (accepted name) ?? : 13 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (14)
Location: Pilot Baba Ashram, Bhaktapur , Nepal
Altitude: 5500 ft.
Date: 26 September 2016
It is very difficult to determine the species accurately with the images that you have uploaded as there are three sympatric species occurring in the East Himalayas.
If the stipules were peltate then it will be Phyllanthus praetervisus. If the stipules were epltate then there are two options:
If the leaves were 3 – 10 mm long and up to 3 mm broad and the seeds were bearing longitudinal striations, then your plant is Phyllanthus parvifolius. However, if the leaves were more than 10 mm in length and more than 3 mm in breadth coupled with the seeds bearing striations in concentric rows or not visible even under a lens then your plant is Phyllanthus pseudoparvifolius.
Thank you for the detailed feedback.
By the way, remaining two are not listed in Nepal as per the following
link and official book.
I think the picture with single fruit has the longitudinal striations.
I agree. Phyllanthus praetervisus, though not yet recorded from Nepal, may eventually be found there. I have seen specimens from Sikkim and Bhutan.
As regards P. pseudoparvifolius R.L. Mitra & Sanjappa (in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 45: 10, f. 2. 2003), it is an overlooked species and I have examined the following two specimens from Nepal (mentioned in the protologue):
Nepal. Markhu, Burkill 29651 (CAL); Without precise locality, Scully 3 (CAL).
Easiest way is to measure the leaves and see the stipules. The differences in seeds are also good..
Thank you for suggestion ! I Shall try to go there again though far but afraid if flower fruit still remaining
Been to the spot today again and enclosing some pics for further validation. Attachments (9)- 6 high res.
I am astonished by your quest.
Yes, this is Phyllanthus parvifolius Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, endemic to Nepal.
Would you kindly allow me to save the present images for future reference, if any, with due acknowledgement?
Thank you . It is ok to keep the pics.
Nepali Names: खरेटो Khareto / ठुलो खरेटो Thulo Khareto / सुनपाते Sunapaate
Is it new to efi??
Thank you once again. The Nepali names which you mention are also unrecorded in Indian Floras.
SK 2206 06 October 2019 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 2 mb each.
Location: Pharping, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 02 September 2019
Habit : Wild
Phyllanthus parvifolius Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don ??
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Magnificent and yes, P. parvifolius.