Submission of Phyllanthus leschenaultii

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Lalithamba Avadhanam

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Aug 27, 2016, 7:08:23 AM8/27/16
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Plant name: Phyllanthus leschenaultii Müll.Arg., Linnaea 32: 37. 1863. 

Family:  Phyllanthaceae

 Description:

Woody herbs; stems erect, 30-250cm tall; branches not leaf like. Foliage-leaves alternate, laxly arranged, orbicular, 0.5-1cm across, thick, coriaceous, acute at apex; stipules minute, acute. Male and female flowers small, occurring together in same axils. Male flowers 2mm. Perianth lobes 6, greenish with scarious margins, obtuse. Stamens 3, connate into a column; anthers reniform. Female flowers green, 3mm across, perianth accrescent; fruiting pedicel thickened; disc broadly lobed, styles erect. Capsule globose, and the seeds are darker brown in colour.

Habitat & location: Rare. Found in rock crevices in forest under growth. Photographed at Panchalingaala kona.

Thank you

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A.Lalithamba

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J.M. Garg

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Aug 27, 2016, 7:43:41 AM8/27/16
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Thanks, Lalithamba ji, for this difficult species.

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Tapas Chakrabarty

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Aug 27, 2016, 1:10:52 PM8/27/16
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I observed the images and the description that you provide with much interest.
First, is this species recorded for Andhra Pradesh?  
Second, the leaves of P. leschenaultii are usually membranous to thinly chartaceous.  Could the coriaceous leaves (as in this case) be individual variation? What was the altitude?
Further, you have mentioned that the stipules are minute - what is the size and shape?
The images otherwise agree well with Phyllanthus leschenaultii.
Regards,
Tapas.

J.M. Garg

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Aug 28, 2016, 1:22:06 AM8/28/16
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Yes, Tapas ji.
It is from Andhra Pradesh.

J.M. Garg

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Oct 22, 2021, 6:38:39 AMOct 22
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Phyllanthus palakondensis as per discussions at A new Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae) from Andhra Pradesh

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