Plant name: Phyllanthus leschenaultii Müll.Arg., Linnaea 32: 37. 1863.
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.
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