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  Phyllanthus airy-shawii
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Phyllanthus airy-shawii Brunel & Roux, Nordic J. Bot. 4:470.1984; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 730. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 412. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 292. 1997; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 385. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 749. 2009. Phyllanthus debilis sensu Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 299. 1887, non Klein ex Willd. 1805; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1290(903). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 264. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 370. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 424. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 635. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 617. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 453. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 646. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Keezharnelli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Erect herbs to 50 cm tall; stem angled; branches 6-14 cm long. Leaves 1-2 x 0.3 -0.5 cm, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, base attenuate or broadly cuneate, apex obtuse or acute, lower surface subglaucous, subsessile; stipules c. 2 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate. Male flowers towards tip of branchlets, clustered at axils; tepals 6, in 1 series, 1-1.5 mm long, obovate, hyaline; disc-glands 6, roundish; stamens 3, on a staminal column formed of connate filaments. Female flowers solitary; pedicels c. 2 mm long; tepals 6, c. 2 mm long, elliptic-oblong, margin hyaline; disc saucer-form, faintly 6-lobed; ovary c. 1 mm long; style-arms recurved. Capsule 2-3 mm across, globose, smooth. Seeds 6, trigonous, longitudinally striate.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-January
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Degraded moist deciduous forests and forest plantations, also in the plains
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1500
  Localities: Peechi, Rosemala, Puthukulam, Kannoth, Tellicherry, Arikode, Mannarshala, Thumboli, Pongalapara, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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