Phyllanthus tenellus Roxb.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Phyllanthus corcovadensis Müll.Arg.; Diasperus tenellus (Roxb.) Kuntze; Phyllanthus minor Fawc. & Rendle
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phyllanthus tenellus Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Melarnelli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Waste places and plantations
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in gardens and hill forests
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : Mascarene Islands
  • World Distribution : Introduced into Tropics and sub tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T. & Karuppusamy, S., 2008. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 5; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Phyllanthus tenellus. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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