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

Description: Shrub to c. 2 m high, but often less than 1 m, branchlets angular; glabrous.

Leaves ovate to lanceolate, mostly 8–40 mm long, 4–15 mm wide, minutely crenate.

Flowers solitary or a few together, peduncles c. 3 mm long, lengthening to c. 10 mm long in fruit. Female perianth segments herbaceous with white margins, to c. 3 mm long in fruit, male segments petaloid, ± shorter. Stamens 3; filaments free, glands conspicuous. Styles 3, slender, divided to c. midway.

Capsule globose, glabrous, c. 6 mm diam.; seeds 2–2.5 mm long, slightly striate longitudinally.


Flowering: mainly summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry rainforest or eucalypt woodland in rocky places.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
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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