Phyllanthus polyphyllus Willd.

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Phyllanthaceae
  • Species : Phyllanthus polyphyllus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phyllanthus polyphyllus Willd.
  • Common name : Wild Gooseberry
  • Vernacular name : Krishna nelli (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 18451
  • Key identification features : A glabrous small native tree growing in dry places with short leafy branchlets which are 2-6 inches long. Leaves are oblong, obtuse with a short terminal point. Flowers are small (less than 0.5 cm), pretty and occur in leaf axils, either solitary or in clusters of 2 or 3, both male and female being produced on the same plant. Fruit resembles a gooseberry except that it is small in size (0.5 cm). Bark is brown and smooth.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Davanagere, Kodagu
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1996; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere


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