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Phyllanthus microcladus Müll.Arg.
Family Phyllanthaceae
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.

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

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
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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