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Published In: U.S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry Bulletin 148: 17. 1909. (U.S.D.A. Bur. Pl. Industr. Bull.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: A. RADCLIFFE-SMITH
Type: Holotype: ‘India’, specimen no. 592/3 in Hb. Linn. (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Country of origin unknown; Webster says ‘probably native to S. America’. The ‘Otaheite Gooseberry’ or ‘Indian Gooseberry’, widely cultivated for its edible fruits. Near sea-level.
Map Location: F/G4/5 ? Sind (cultd.) (Hasan.).


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Similar to Phyllanthus reticulates, but with much longer leafy intermediate shoots (up to 60 cm long), larger leaves (up to 9 x 4.5 cm), sepals and disc-glands usually 4 in both sexes, stamens 4, free, staminodes usually present in the ♀ flowers, ovary 3-4-celled, only 1 or 2 of which usually develop in fruit, fruit 1-1.5 x 1.5-2 cm., greenish-yellow to whitish.
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