Phyllanthus compressus Kunth
  • Nov. Gen. Sp.


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General Information

Phyllanthus compressus Kunth in Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 2: 109. 1817.

Hierbas anuales o perennes, 0.1–0.3 m de alto, tallos no ramificados a libremente ramificados, comprimidos, rigurosamente alados, escabriúsculos, hojas en los ejes persistentes. Hojas elípticas, 0.6–1.5 cm de largo y 0.25–0.5 cm de ancho, obtusamente puntiagudas en el ápice, obtusas a redondeadas en la base, nervios finos e inconspicuos en el envés; estípulas 1–2 mm de largo. Címulas axilares, generalmente bisexuales; flores estaminadas con pedicelos menos de 1 mm de largo, sépalos generalmente 5, suborbiculares, 0.5–0.7 mm de largo y de ancho, disco de 5 segmentos, enteros, estambres 3, filamentos generalmente connados en la parte inferior, anteras con dehiscencia longitudinal; flores pistiladas con pedicelos recurvados cuando en fruto, ca 1 mm de largo, sépalos 5, obovados, 0.6–0.8 mm de largo, con una raya central ancha y verde, disco entero, ovario liso, estilos libres, menos de 0.5 mm de largo. Cápsula 1.7–2 mm de diámetro; semillas 0.9–1 mm de largo, verruculosas.

Ocasional en áreas inundadas en la estación de lluvia, zonas pacífica y atlántica; 0–100 m; fl y fr ago–nov; Moreno 11871, Stevens 10974; Centroamérica.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Nicaragua
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    Herb, annual or short-lived perennial, up to ca 3 dm high, sparsely to freely branching; monoecious; branches distally flattened and with a sharp wing 0.2-0.25 mm across on each side, ca 1-1.2 mm wide (including wings only 0.7 mm or more wide on secondary branches). Leaves firm in texture; petioles usually less than 1 mm long; stipules auriculate, acuminate, ca 1-2 mm long; blades elliptic, obtusely but distinctly pointed, mostly 6-15 mm long and 2.5-5 mm broad, the primary veins some'times distinct but not prominent, the secondary veins (and sometimes all venation) obscure or invisible. Cymules with usually 1 or 2 male and 1 or 2 female flowers. Staminate flowers with pedicels usually less than 1 mm long; calyx-lobes usually 5, ca 0.5-0.7 mm long and broad; disc-segments 5, entire; stamens 3, the filaments united about halfway (sometimes less), less than 0.5 mm long, the anthers opening ? horizontally; pollen grains oblong, 4-colporate. Pistil- late flowers with pedicels sharply reflexed, less than 1 mm long; calyx-lobes usually 5, ca 0.6-0.8 mm long, obovate; disc annular, entire; ovary smooth, the styles free, bifid, less than 0.4 mm long. Capsules ca 1.7-2 mm in diam; seeds ca 0.9-1 mm long, brownish, verruculose.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora de Panama
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    • 3
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    Distribution

    Mexico to Peru, usually in rather moist places.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora de Panama
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    • 3
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    Distribution Map

     
    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Paraní

     Information From

    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • B Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    Flora de Nicaragua
    http://www.tropicos.org/projectwebportal.aspx?projectid=7&pagename=Home&langid=66
    WD Stevens, CU Ulloa, A Pool and OM Montiel. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2001
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Phyllanthaceae
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).