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  Phyllanthus rotundifolius
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Phyllanthus rotundifolius Klein. ex Willd., Sp. Pl. 4:584.1805; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5:299.1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1290(903). 1925; Santhosh Kumar et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 26:486.2002; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 389. 2007.
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  Description: Annual herbs to 15 cm long; stem and branches usually angular, flowering branches spreading. Leaves distichous, 4-9 x 3-8 mm, orbicular or broadly obovate, rounded at base, obtuse or acute at apex, coriaceous, glabrous on both surfaces; petiole short, glabrous; stipules to 1.5 cm long, subulate-lanceolate. Flowers monoecious, 2-3 males and one female together in leaf axils, shortly pedicellate. Male flowers: perianth 6, 1-nerved, to 1 mm along, acute or shortly acuminate at apex; disc glands 6, slightly wrinkled or warted; stamens 3, filaments connate to near the top, anthers dehiscing transversely. Female flowers: perianth 6, to 1.8 mm long, ovate, acute at apex, mid rib broad; disc annular, crenulate at apex; ovary to 0.7 mm long, depressed globose, glabrous; styles spreading, bifid. Capsule to 2 mm across; depressed globose, smooth, faintly lobed; seeds marked with about 7 longitudinal lines on the back.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-February
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Sandy sea coasts
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, Arabia and Tropical Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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