Phyllanthus multiflorus

Phyllanthus multiflorus

Phyllanthus multiflorus

(Phyllanthus)

FAMILY

Phyllanthaceae / Euphorbiaceae s.l.

Species

Phyllanthus multiflorus

Common name

Phyllanthus

Flower colour; life form

Pinkish-red; shrub

Campus

Townsville

Description

This Asian species is a small spreading shrub; leaves are in one plane and up to 1.6 cm ; flowers small, pendulous, perianth pinkish-red, fruit reddish. Chemicals extracted from this plant are widely used in some Chinese traditional medicines.