• Maidenbush [Genus Phyllanthus and Greek -opsis, resembling]

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Phyllanthopsis . Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 26 Oct 2021'

General Information

Shrubs, monoecious or dioecious, glabrous or hairy, hairs simple; branching not phyllanthoid. Leaves persistent, alternate, simple, all well developed; stipules persistent; blade margins entire. Inflorescences unisexual, fascicles or flowers solitary. Pedicels present. Staminate flowers: sepals 5, distinct; petals 5; nectary extrastaminal, annular, crenate; stamens 5; filaments distinct; connectives not extending beyond anthers; pistillode of 3 distinct segments. Pistillate flowers: sepals persistent, 5, distinct; petals 5; nectary annular, crenate; pistil 3(–4)-carpellate; styles 3(–4), distinct, usually 2-fid to 1/2 length, very rarely 2-fid to base. Fruits capsules. Seeds 2 per locule, rounded-trigonous; seed coat dry, smooth; caruncle usually absent, sometimes present. x = 13.

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    Other Local Names

    Maidenbush [Genus Phyllanthus and Greek -opsis, resembling]

     Information From

    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).