Phyllanthus griffithii Müll.Arg. (syn: Diasperus griffithii (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze; Diasperus stylosus (Griff.) Kuntze; Phyllanthus stylosus Griff.) as per efi thread;
Assam; East Himalaya; Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;
Similar to P.clarkei but branchlets smooth, leaves elliptic, 15-25*7-10mm, acute or obtuse, male and female flowers on long pedicels 8-12mm, styles stout, united to middle, recurved and bilobed above.
(Attributions- Grierson A.J.C &Long D.G. Flora of Bhutan. Volume 1 Part 3. Published by RBGE 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
Phyllanthus griffithii (Phyllanthaceae) : 24 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (3)
Photographer: Dr. Santanu Dey.
Botanical Name: Phyllanthus griffithii Müll.Arg.
Habit: Shrubs, 1 – 2.5 m high.
Habitat: Rare in open places in primary forests between 500–1200 m altitudes in North-east India and reported to be growing in subtropical forests in Bhutan below 300 m altitude.
Distribution: India and Bhutan.
This is an addition to eFI.
Thanks, …, for the wonderful addition.
WCSP gives it as a syn. of Phyllanthus stylosus Griff., Itin. Pl. Khasyah Mts. 32: 15 (1848).
Is it Ok ?
I am hearing P. stylosus Griff., an obscure name, for the first time. I will check and let you know.
Phyllanthus stylosus is a nomen nudum.
I had to look up to remind myself what does nomen nudum mean exactly.
my latin name meanings memory is rusty. had to look it up, you can too.
had forgotten lessons learned six decades ago!!! apparently it means name published without a diagnosis or supportive description etc. so it really means its not an accepted name as it stands nomen indicates name, if human being its the second name.
nudum means bare, naked. look it u p in Latin (NOT ENGLISH) dictionary.
Thanks … for bringing back my childhood days
This is a perfect example as to how the websites create confusion. They are showing an invalid name as an accepted name!!!
Kew seems to put their foot in sometimes where it gets in the wrong stuff!!!
may be their scientists leave it to their grad students etc
IPNI shows record of all published names only with reference. Unfortunately the websitewww.ipni.org has crashed recently and … has requested all to consult www.beta.ipni.org for plant names, which is however not fully updated yet.
I am glad we have you to show us the way
Phyllanthus griffithii Müll.Arg. in Linnaea 32: 27. 1863 & in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 384. 1866.
Holotype: India, Meghalaya, Khasi Hills, Griffith 393 (G00324781: image!; isotypes BR0000005102891: image!, K000246564: image!).
Phyllanthus stylosus Griff. [ Itin. Pl. Khasyah Mts. 38. 1848, nom. nud.]; ex Müll.Arg. in Linnaea 32: 15. 1863 [still nom. nud.].
yes that’s what kew says on their WCSP site
Someone should write to Dr. Govaerts about correcting the websites. R.Govaerts@kew.org
The POWO is also incorrect:
efi thread Catalogue of Life GBIF (High