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  Phyllanthus megacarpus
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Phyllanthus megacarpus (Gamble) Kumari & Chadrab. in Henry et al., Fl. Tamil Nadu ser. 1. 2: 235. 1987; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 373. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 751. 2009. Reidia megacarpa Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 332. 1925 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1292(904). 1925.
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  Description: A glabrous undershrubs. Leaves alternate, up to 6.5 long, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, unequal-sided, glaucous beneath. Flowers few, male in lower axils, female near the ends of the branches. Calyx-lobes of male orbicular-ovate, dentate, of female slightly toothed. Petals 0. Disk of female cushion-shaped. Stamens 2 or 4, the filaments united in a column around a pistillode; anthers dehiscing horizontally. Ovary 3-celled, 2 ovules in each cell; style 3, deeply 2-fid. Fruit about 2.5 cm in diameter, pale-coloured capsule, soon spitting; seeds appressed-hairy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along stream banks in evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: 900-1200
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