Phyllanthus annamensis

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Vasilis Teodoridis:
Euphorbiaceae | Phyllanthus

23. Phyllanthus pachyphyllus Müller Argoviensis in A. Candolle; Prodr. 15(2): 353. 1866.

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Phyllanthus annamensis Beille; P. campanulatus Ridley; P. coriaceus Wallich ex J. D. Hooker; P. frondosus Wallich ex Müller Argoviensis var. rigidus Ridley; P. klossii Ridley; P. sciadiostylus Airy Shaw.

Erect shrubs up to 4 m tall; glabrous throughout; stem gray-brown; branchlets sharply 4-angled. Stipules ovate-triangular; ca. 1 mm; petiole 2-3 mm; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate or rhombic; 3-14 x 1.5-3.5 cm; thinly leathery; base broadly cuneate; margin revolute when dry; apex acuminate; slightly caudate; lateral veins (4-)6-8 pairs. Plants monoecious. Inflorescence a bisexual fascicle; axillary or along specialized leafless branchlets; 2-10 cm; usually with 1-3 female and 2-6 male flowers; with many 2-3 mm scaly bracts. Male flowers ca. 4 mm in diam.; pedicels 1-2(-3) mm; sepals 6; obovate; subequal; ca. 1.5 mm; apex obtuse or acute; margin membranous; stamens 3; filaments connate; ca. 1 mm; thecae parallel; longitudinally dehiscent; pollen grain spherical or oblate-spherical; 6-colporate; rarely 4- or 5-colporate or forate-colpate; disk glands 6. Female flowers ca. 4 mm in diam.; pedicels 1-3.5 mm; sepals 6; obovate; ca. 1.5 x 1.5 mm; margin membranous; persistent in fruit; disk cup-shaped; membranous; slightly lacerate at apex; ovary ovoid; ca. 1.3 mm in diam.; 3-celled; styles 3; ca. 1 mm; connate at base; bifid at apex; lobes recurved and slightly appressed to apex of ovary. Fruiting pedicel ca. 4 mm; capsule globose; ca. 4 mm in diam.; red. Seed red; ca. 2 mm in diam. Fl. Mar-Jun; fr. May-Sep.

Open montane forests; disturbed scrub; riversides; 100-600 m. S Hainan (Sanya) [Malaysia; Thailand; Vietnam].