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  Phyllanthus myrtifolius
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Phyllanthus myrtifolius Moon, Cat. Pl. Ceylon 63. 1824; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 296. 1887 R. Ansari & Jeeja, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 17: 141. 1993; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 379. 2007; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 653. 2009.
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  Description: Shrubs to 1.5 m tall; stem irregularly branched; branches many, rigid, glabrous. Leaves distichous, 8-15 x 2-4 mm, elliptic-oblanceolate, acute or obtuse, entire, cordate at base, coriaceous, glabrous; petioles 1 mm long; stipules minute, ovate-triangular, acute. Flowers monoecious, pendulous, arising from suppressed branchlets which are either axillary or cauligenous. Male flowers in fascicles; pedicels 6 mm long, capillary; perianth 6, dark pink, 1.25 x 0.5 mm, oblong; obtuse or subacute, glabrous, spreading in fruits; disk entire. Ovary globose, style 2-lobed, reflexed; lobes recurved. Fruits depressed globose, glabrous; seeds minutely reticulate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Grown as a hedge plant in gardens
  Distribution: Native of Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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