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Phyllanthus lacunarius F.Muell.
Family Phyllanthaceae
Phyllanthus lacunarius F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Annual herb with prostrate to ascending stems to 25 cm long, glaucous.

Leaves obovate to cuneate, 4–20 mm long, 1–7 mm wide; stipules subulate, 1–1.5 mm long, whitish.

Flowers clustered with 1 female and 2 or 3 males on peduncles to 1 mm long, lengthening to 2.5 mm in fruit. Perianth segments narrow, reddish with white margins, c. 1 mm long in fruit, often reflexed. Stamens 3, filaments free.

Capsule 3–4 mm diam.; seeds 1.5–2 mm long, finely longitudinally striate, brown.


Flowering: most of the year.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in river and creek beds, along banks and on flood plains.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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