Breynia repanda (Müll.Arg.) Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr. (syn: Phyllanthus repandus (Müll.Arg.) Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr.; Sauropus repandus Müll.Arg.);
China South-Central; East Himalaya; Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;

Shrub 1-2m, glabrous. Leaves ovate lanceolate 6-11*2-3cm, acuminate, base cuneate pale beneath, strongly 3-veined from above base, petioles 2mm, stipules 3-4mm, subulate. Flowers in short bracteate racemes 3-6mm, on pedicles 5-10mm. Male flowers 3mm diameter, calyx disc-like, unlobed. Female flowers 8mm diameter, calyx divided to base into 3 long and 3 short ovate lobes. Fruit 2.5cm, diameter, dehiscing stellately, borne on elongated and thickened pedicel 2cm.

May-August
Subtropical forests
(Attributions- Grierson A.J.C &Long D.G. Flora of Bhutan. Volume 1 Part 3. Published by RBGE 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

Location: West Bengal, India. Photo taken by: Dr. Gopal Krishna. Distribution: India (West Bengal and Sikkim), Bhutan, Nepal and China (Yunnan). rare in tropical to subtropical forests between 200 – 1500 m altitudes. – Shrubs, 1-2 m high. 


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