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6. Phyllanthus virgatus Forst. f., Fl. Ins. Austr. Prodr. 65. 1786.


  • Phyllanthus simplex Retz.
  • Phyllanthus simplex var. virgatus (Forst. f.) Muell. Arg.

    Similar to Phyllanthus maderaspatensis in overall habit, but with the leaves (in Pakistan) linear-lanceolate; in floral details, however, more closely approximating to Phyllanthus parvifolius, but with slightly longer fruiting pedicels (up to 7 mm) and greenish minutely granulate fruits, and with symmetrically segmentiform seeds covered with minute hemispherical tubercles.

    Fl. & Fr. Period: October.

    Holotype: Friendly Islands, Pacific Ocean, Capt. Cook (Forster p. & f.) (BM).

    Distribution: From Pakistan, Kashmir & India to Indo-China and S. China, and throughout Malesia to Polynesia. On grassy banks in pine-forest; 2200'/670 m. - 2500'/ 760 m.


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