Sauropus ramosissimus (F.Muell.) Airy Shaw APNI*
Synonyms: Phyllanthus ramosissimus (F.Muell.) Müll.Arg. APNI*
Phyllanthus thesioides Benth. APNI*
Description: Slender wiry subshrub to c. 30 cm high, glabrous, much-branched.
Leaves falling early, linear to oblanceolate, 2–12 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex acute; ± sessile; stipules reddish.
Flowers in small axillary clusters. Male flowers shortly pedunculate, perianth segments c. 1 mm long; stamens united. Female flowers on peduncles 4–10 mm long; perianth segments linear.
Capsule ovoid, 6–8 mm long; seeds c. 7 mm long, deeply and transversely wrinkled.
Flowering: spring or summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soils, often on rocky sites; only one very old specimen from NWS.
NSW subdivisions: ?NWS, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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