Phyllanthus lamprophyllus

Phyllanthus lamprophyllus

Phyllanthus lamprophyllus

(Phyllanthus)

FAMILY

Phyllanthaceae / Euphorbiaceae s.l.

Species

Phyllanthus lamprophyllus

Common name

Phyllanthus

Flower colour; life form

Pale green; shrub

Campus

Cairns

Description

A spreading shrub native to North Queensland, the leaves are small to 1 cm long and 4 mm wide, arranged in two overlapping rows in the one plane on short lateral shoots, such that they resemble compound leaves. Separate male and female flowers, pendulous below the branches, shortly pedicellate or sessile, greenish. There are some plants growing along the western wall of the Crowther Theatres.