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Phyllanthus oblanceolatus J.T.Hunter & J.J.Bruhl
Family Phyllanthaceae
Phyllanthus oblanceolatus J.T.Hunter & J.J.Bruhl APNI*

Description: Scandent herb, c. 15 cm high, glabrous. Stipules persistent.

Leaves alternate, distichous, elliptic, obovate to oblanceolate, 8–19.5 mm long, 2.5–9.5 mm wide, leathery.

Inflorescences sometimes with the sexes mixed; male flowers 1–4 together; female flowers 1 or 2 together; male perianth segments elliptic to ovate; female perianth segments lanceolate to ovate, larger than male segments. Stamens 3, filaments free. Styles 3, free, variously divided.

Capsule 2.5–4 mm diam.; seeds yellow-brown to red-brown, black with age, 1.7–2.0 mm long, smooth.


Flowering: Flowers January–December

Distribution and occurrence: Rare, recorded from near Cobar and the Barrier Ra.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)


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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