Phyllanthus cuscutiflorus

Phyllanthus cuscutiflorus

Phyllanthus cuscutiflorus

(Pink Phyllanthus)

FAMILY

Phyllanthaceae / Euphorbiaceae s.l.

Species

Phyllanthus cuscutiflorus

Common name

Pink Phyllanthus

Flower colour; life form

Pink; tree

Campus

Cairns

Description

A small tree with branches forming a zig-zag; leaves in the one plane, ovate to elliptical up to 13 x 6 cm, paler on the lower surface. Flowers are pendulous on thin pedicels to 15 mm long; fruit is trilocular about 4.5 mm wide. Also found on the campus is a cultivar with burgundy-coloured foliage.