Phyllanthus polyphyllus Willd.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PHYLLANTHACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Phyllanthus lawii J.Graham
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phyllanthus polyphyllus Willd.
  • Common name : Wild Gooseberry
  • Vernacular name : Krishna nelli, Mullu nelli (Kannada); Sirunelli (Tamil); Karuttunelli, Kilaranelli (Malayalam); Jhar (Oria)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Along riverbeds and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on foothills to 900m in hilly forests
  • Flower, Fruit : December-May
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 17/09/1970
  • Collection Nos : R.R. Rao 900
  • Collection Locality : Talakad, Mysore district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Guntur district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Krishna district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Mysuru district, Bengaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Belagavi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kollam district, Wayanad district, Ernakulam district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Mayurbhanj district, Along the Mahanadi river bank
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3.; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District
  • 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 polyphyllus. Downloaded on 30 October 2020.

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