All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 11 Page 181, 185 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 11 | Euphorbiaceae | Phyllanthus

14. Phyllanthus leptoclados Bentham, Fl. Hongk. 312. 1861.

细枝叶下珠 xi zhi ye xia zhu

Epistylium leptocladon Hance; Phyllanthus glabrocapsulus F. P. Metcalf.

Shrubs ca. 1 m tall, monoecious, glabrous except for branchlets; branchlets delicate, angular, pubescent along 1 line. Stipules lanceolate or linear-lanceolate; petiole ca. 1 mm; leaf blade membranous, obovate or elliptic, slightly falcate, 6-13 × 4-7 mm, abaxially glaucous-green, sometimes whole plant suffused red, base oblique, apex with deciduous 1.5-3 mm mucro, later acute; lateral veins ca. 5 pairs. Male inflorescences 1-flowered, axillary. Male flowers: pedicels to 1 cm; sepals 4, oblong-ovate, ca. 2 × 1 mm, acute, margins lacerate-serrate; disk glands 4, rotund, truncate at apex; stamens 2; filaments short, connate. Female flowers: pedicels to 1.5 cm; sepals 6, lanceolate, margins lacerate-serrate; disk urn-shaped, apex entire or slightly crenate; ovary globose, smooth; styles 3, free, horizontal. Capsules oblate, ca. 5 mm in diam. Seeds tuberculate. Fl. May-Sep, fr. Jul-Nov.

● Scrub; 100-600 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Yunnan.


Related Objects  
  • Illustration
  • Illustration

    Flora of China @
    Browse by
    Advanced Search

    Flora of China Home




     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |