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3. Phyllanthus amarus Schum. & Thonn., Beskr. Guin. Fl. 421. 1827. Webster in J. Arn. Mb. 38(4): 313.1957.

A. RADCLIFFE-SMITH

  • Phyllanthus niruri var. genuinus Muell. Arg.

    Similar to Phyllanthus fraternus, but completely glabrous, foliage-leaves smaller (3-6 x 1.5-3 mm), oblong, ♂ & ♀ flowers occurring together in some axils, sepals of both sexes 5, those of the ♀ flowers acute or subacute and with a broader green midrib and narrower pale margins, ♀ disc 5-lobed, the lobes triangular, with or without 1-2 lateral lobules near the base.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: March-April.

    Holotype & 3 isotypes: Ghana, Thonning 4 (C); fragment of holotype, photos of holotype and an isotype (K).

    Distribution: Native of Tropical America, but now a pantropical weed; on sandy loam in the plains near Karachi; near sea-level.


     

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