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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 11 | Euphorbiaceae | Phyllanthus

28. Phyllanthus taxodiifolius Beille in Lecomte, Fl. Gen. Indo-Chine. 5: 605. 1927.

落羽杉叶下珠 luo yu shan ye xia zhu

Shrubs up to 2 m tall, monoecious, glabrous throughout; branches 4-angled, up to 5 cm. Leaves densely distichous; stipules lanceolate, ca. 2 mm; petiole very short; leaf blade linear-oblong, (3-)5-6 × (0.5-)1-2 mm, thickly papery to thinly leathery, base and apex obtuse; lateral veins obscure. Inflorescences axillary, along proximal part of branchlets, 1-flowered. Male flowers: pedicels filamentous, ca. 2 mm; sepals 4, obovate, ca. 1 mm, valvate; disk glands 4, membranous, obovate; stamens 2; filaments ca. 0.1 mm, connate. Female flowers: pedicels ca. 2 mm; sepals 6, ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, entire; disk cup-shaped, surrounding ovary base, apex irregularly sinuate; ovary ovoid; styles 3, bifid at apex. Fruiting pedicel 2.7-3 mm; capsules globose, 4-5 mm in diam., pericarp thin, brownish, 3-locular. Seeds 3-angled, 2.5-2.7 × 1-1.5 mm, papillate. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Sep-Dec.

Montane scrub forests or forest margins; 500-800 m. SW Guangxi, S Yunnan [Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam].


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