Phyllanthus tenellus

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Phyllanthus tenellus
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Photo by Keith Bradley, Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Euphorbiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Phyllanthus
Species: P. tenellus
Binomial name
Phyllanthus tenellus
Roxb.
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Natural range of Phyllanthus tenellus from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Mascarene Island leaf-flower

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Phyllanthus tenellus var. tenellus

Description

Distribution

Ecology

Habitat

It can be found growing along buildings, under trees in dry loamy sand of cultivated fields, and in moist loam in cultivated flower gardens and lawns. [1]

Phenology

It has been observed flowering in January.[2]

Seed bank and germination

Seed density observed to be highest three years post-fire. [3]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

Photo Gallery

References and notes

  1. Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: July 2015. Collectors: Robert K. Godfrey, R. L. Wilbur, E. L. Dunn, H. A. Hespenheide, D. R. Wiseman, Loran C. Anderson, T. MacClendon, K. MacClendon, Geo. Wilder. States and Counties: Florida: Calhoun, Jefferson, Leon. Dominica. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
  2. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 12 DEC 2016
  3. Navarra, J. J., N. Kohfeldt, et al. (2011). "Seed bank changes with time since fire in Florida rosemary scrub." Fire Ecology 7(2).