Phyllanthus microcladus Müll.Arg. APNI*
Synonyms: Sauropus albiflorus subsp. microcladus (Müll.Arg.) Airy Shaw APNI*
Phyllanthus pseudo-virgatus APNI*
Phyllanthus pusillifolius S.Moore APNI*
Phyllanthus albiflorus Müll.Arg. APNI*
Description: Small shrub to 35 cm high, dioecious, glabrous, leaves clustered on short branches.
Leaves cuneate to obovate, 4–8 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, apex rounded to subacute; lower surface often glaucescent, midrib prominent; petiole to 1 mm long; stipules 1–2 mm long, brown.
Male peduncles 5–10 mm long, female peduncles usually to 15 mm long in fruit. Female perianth segments c. 2 mm long.
Capsule globose, c. 3 mm long, smooth; seeds smooth.
Flowering: Flowers summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Found along creeks or rivers, in rainforest north from the Tweed valley; rare.
Along creeks or rivers, in rainforest.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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