Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1070

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

Non-native: Mascarene Islands
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare north of SC Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in disturbed areas, esp in and around greenhouses, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
5-6 sepals
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phyllanthus tenellus   FAMILY Phyllanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phyllanthus tenellus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) (MISIDENTIFIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-10-002:
Phyllanthus amarus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mascarene Island Leaf-flower