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Taxon: Phyllanthus acidus (L.) Skeels

 
Genus: Phyllanthus
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Subfamily: Phyllanthoideae
Tribe: Phyllantheae
Nomen number: 28113
Place of publication: Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr. U.S.D.A. 148:17. 1909
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 25-Aug-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 12 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13)
  • Food additives:
  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):386. 1999); vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):386. 1999)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):386. 1999)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Guam
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines


    Uncertain

    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Para]


References:

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  2. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1975. The Euphorbiaceae of Borneo Kew Bull. add. ser., 4:182.
  3. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1981. The Euphorbiaceae of Sumatra Kew Bull. 36:336.
  4. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1982. The Euphorbiaceae of Central Malesia (Celebes, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Is.) Kew Bull. 37:31.
  5. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  6. Balakrishnan, N. P. & T. Chakrabarty The family Euphorbiaceae in India; a synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography. 2007 (Euphorb India)
  7. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  8. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  9. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  10. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  11. Florence, J. Flore de la Polynésie française. (F Polynes)
  12. Fosberg, F. R. et al. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae. (L Micrones)
  13. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  14. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  15. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  16. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  17. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  18. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  19. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  20. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  21. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  22. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  23. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):386.
  24. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  25. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  26. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  27. Webster, G. L. 1970. A revision of Phyllanthus in the continental United States (Brittonia) 22:74.
  28. Webster, G. L. 1957. A monographic study of the West Indian species of Phyllanthus J. Arnold Arbor. 38:66.
  29. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Phyllanthus acidus (L.) Skeels :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?28113. Accessed 21 November 2018.