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3. Glochidion J.R. & G. Forst., Char. Gen. Pl. 113. 1776. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5: 305. 1887; Pax & Hoffm. in Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 19c: 56.1931; Stewart in Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak & Kashm. 454. 1972.


  • Phyllanthus Sect. Euglochidion Muell. Arg.
  • Phyllanthus Sect. Glochidion (J.R. & G. Forst.) Benth.
  • Phyllanthus Sect. Hemiglochidion (Muell. Arg.) Muell. Arg.

    Monoecious or dioecious evergreen trees or shrubs with a simple indumentum. Leaves alternate, bifarious, petiolate, stipulate, simple, entire, penninerved. Flowers axillary, fasciculate. Male flowers pedicellate; sepals (5-) 6, biseriate, imbricate; petals 0; disc 0; stamens 3-8, completely fused into a sessile column; anthers extrorse, connective produced, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode 0 or minute. Female flowers pedicellate; calyx-lobes 6, imbricate; petals 0; disc 0; ovary 3-15-celled, with 2 ovules per cell; styles connate into a column, lobed or toothed at the top, rarely free, usually lengthening during or after flowering. Fruit plurilobate, often with 2 x as many lobes as cells, globose or apically or basally depressed, dehiscing into bivalved coriaceous or crustaceous cocci, with the epicarp separable or not. Seeds hemispherical or laterally compressed; exotesta often fleshy; endotesta crustaceous; albumen fleshy; cotyledons flat.

    A large predominantly Tropical Asiatic and Pacific genus of about 300 species, with a few also in Madagascar and Tropical America. Only 1 species in Pakistan.

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