Phyllanthus amarus Schumacher & Thonn.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Phyllanthaceae
  • Species : Phyllanthus amarus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
  • Common name : Carry-me-seed
  • Vernacular name : Bhoomi amala kee (San.); Jangli amli (Hin.); Nela nalli (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 13797, R.R.Rao 6
  • Key identification features : A slender herb with angular stem. Leaves are small, elliptic, overlapping on short branches. Flowers are small with 6 tepals. Fruits are small globose capsules.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments : Young fruits are used to treat jaundice.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Kodagu, Mysore, Tumkur, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1996; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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