Family  Phyllanthaceae Martinov

Family number: 870    Last Updated: 17-Jan-2017
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Number of accepted genera: 58
Type genus: Phyllanthus L.
Comments: dicot family

Complete list of genera


  1. Hoffmann, P. et al. 2006. A phylogenetic classification of Phyllanthaceae (Malpighiales; Euphorbiaceae sensu lato). Kew Bull. 61:37-53.
  2. Kathriarachchi, H. et al. 2005. Molecular phylogenetics of Phyllanthaceae inferred from five genes (plastid atpB, matK, 3?ndhF, rbcL, and nuclear PHYC). Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 36:112-134.
  3. Wurdack, K. J. et al. 2004. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Phyllanthaceae (Phyllanthoideae pro parte, Euphorbiaceae sensu lato) using plastid RBCL DNA sequences. Amer. J. Bot. 91:1882-1900.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 13 July 2020.