Taxon: Phyllanthus amarus Schumach.

 
Genus: Phyllanthus
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Subfamily: Phyllanthoideae
Tribe: Phyllantheae
Nomen number: 401814
Place of publication: Beskr. Guin. pl. 421. 1827
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship verified from original literature, where the name and diagnosis together are ascribed to Schumacher (Melbourne ICN Art. 46, Ex. 9, 12, & 22), although the description is ascribed to Thonning
Typification:
Name Verified on: 25-Aug-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • carry-me-seed  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • bittere Blattblüte  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • arrebenta-pedra  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • fura-pedra  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quebra-pedra  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):387. 1999; Herbs Commerce ed2; F ChinaEng)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay


    Naturalized (natzd. in paleotropics)

References:

  1. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1971. The Euphorbiaceae of Siam Kew Bull. 26:317.
  2. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1975. The Euphorbiaceae of Borneo Kew Bull. add. ser., 4:182.
  3. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1980. The Euphorbiaceae of New Guinea Kew Bull. add. ser., 8:182-183.
  4. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1981. The Euphorbiaceae of Sumatra Kew Bull. 36:336-337.
  5. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1982. The Euphorbiaceae of Central Malesia (Celebes, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Is.) Kew Bull. 37:31.
  6. Balakrishnan, N. P. & T. Chakrabarty The family Euphorbiaceae in India; a synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography. 2007 (Euphorb India)
  7. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  9. Fosberg, F. R. et al. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae. (L Micrones)
  10. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust) 50:264.
  11. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  12. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  13. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  14. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  15. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  16. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  17. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  18. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  19. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):387.
  20. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  21. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  22. Webster, G. L. 1970. A revision of Phyllanthus in the continental United States (Brittonia) 22:69-70.
  23. Webster, G. L. 1957. A monographic study of the West Indian species of Phyllanthus J. Arnold Arbor. 38:313.
  24. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  25. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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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?id=401814. Accessed 19 June 2018.