Phyllanthus buxifolius (Blume) Müll.Arg., Linnaea 32: 50 1863. (syn: Diasperus buxifolius (Blume) Kuntze; Scepasma buxifolia Blume);
Borneo; Jawa; Lesser Sunda Is.; Philippines as per Catalogue of Life

Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: May 1, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
I hope someone recognizes this ornamental plant. Please help with ID.

If this is Phyllanthus then P. myrtifolius, usually cultivated for hedges.

Thanks …, I will click more pictures next time – if possible closeups. Hopefully more aspects will give clue towards ID.

…, this could more possibly be Phyllanthus buxifolius… the gardener suggested the ID. Will look out for its flowering in due course of time.

Yes, this appears to be the Malesian species Phyllanthus buxifolius. Please find attached images of a few specimens from the Leiden herbarium which are similar. There is no mention of this species in any Indian literature. P. myrtifolius will have narrower leaves and native of Sri Lanks, introduced into India.
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Yes, … Very well matching. Will keep watch on its flowering.

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… additional pictures of same plant on different day …

4 images.

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… additional pictures of same plant on different day …

2 images.


Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: January 11, 2020 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Phyllanthus buxifolius  (Blume) Müll.Arg.

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