India: Subtropical forests, primary forests, up to 1200 m altitude. West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Assam; Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, China and Vietnam as per BSI Flora of India


Assam; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China South-Central; China Southeast; East
Himalaya; Malaya; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
as per Catalogue of Life;


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Glochidion daltonii (Müll.Arg.) Kurz (Phyllanthaceae) : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Photo courtesy: Dr. M. Sankara Rao. Location: Sikkim, India. Distribution: India (West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya), Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, China and Vietnam.


Thanks, …, WCSP gives Phyllanthus daltonii Müll.Arg., Flora 48: 388 (1865) as the accepted name.


JD Hooker (1887) considered Glochidion to be distinct from Phyllanthus on account of absence of floral glands and this treatment received wide acceptance but recent molecular studies (Karthiarchchi et al. 2005) suggested its merger with Phyllanthus. If you want to follow them by which Phyllanthus will become a mega-genus whereby already complicated taxonomy of the group will be out of bounds, then please follow the treatment of Mueller and take Glochidion daltonii as a Phyllanthus. It is up to you to decide. The species, unlike Phyllanthus, does not have floral glands.


Thanks, …, But why Kew (WCSP) is committing such grave mistakes, while treating some species as of Phyllanthus, others of Glochidion.



Well, the POWO is also showing the same.
You may contact Rafael Govearts at Kew citing these mistakes. Hope, he will correct. Please mention that this is a Glochidion as the floral disc is absent.

Thanks, …, I think you will be in a better position to explain things to him.



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