Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Euphorbiaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Phyllanthus amarus Schum. & Thonn.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate distichous

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Oblong

Leaf Apex

Obtuse

Leaf Base

Obtuse

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A short herb.

Habitat and Distribution : Common in arable or fallow lands. Found in the plains upto 900m. NAtive of America and now across the tropics.

Indigenous Information : The whole plant is used to treat jaundice.

 

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  1. good work

    Comment by akhil t thomas — October 12, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

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Names:


Irula : Kirunelli
Tamil : Kizhar nelli
Hindi : Jar amla
Malayalam : Kizhar nelli

Flower:

Solitary, axillary. Flowering throughout the year.

Fruit :

A smooth capsule. Seeds vertically muriculate. Fruiting throughout the year.

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Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)