Phyllanthus similis Müll.Arg. APNI*
Description: Erect subshrub to 60 cm high, rhizomatous, glabrous, well-branched with distinctly reddish stems and branches.
Leaves 2-ranked, lamina obovate to elliptic, mostly 10–20 mm long, 6–10 mm wide, apex obtuse to acute or mucronate.
Male flowers in 2- or 3-flowered clusters on peduncles to 1 mm long, females usually solitary,on peduncles lengthening to 3 mm long in fruit. Perianth segments ovate, c. 1.5 mm long, slightly enlarging in fruit. Stamens 3, filaments free. Styles short, deeply bifid.
Capsule 3.5–4 mm diam., pale yellow-orange; seeds orange-brown, striated.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows along creeks or at the edge of rainforest, mainly on the coast.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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