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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.
Accessions: 12 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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: United States [Guam]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia

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


    Uncertain

    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Pará]


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. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
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  7. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976-. Flores des Mascareignes.
  8. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  9. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  10. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  11. Florence, J. 1997-. Flore de la Polynésie française.
  12. Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1979-1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae.
  13. Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae
  14. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  15. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  16. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  17. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  18. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  19. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75
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  21. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  22. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  23. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):386.
  24. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  25. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  26. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  27. Webster, G. L. 1957. A monographic study of the West Indian species of Phyllanthus. J. Arnold Arbor. 38:66.
  28. Webster, G. L. 1970. A revision of Phyllanthus in the continental United States. Brittonia 22:74. Note: mentions
  29. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: mentions

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

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?28113. Accessed 15 July 2019.