Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Phyllanthus fraternus G.L. Webster
(Phyllanthus niuri)
EUPHORBIACEAE
gulf leaf flower
Unknown, Potential minor problem species
Origin:
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Annual, herb; height varies between 3060 cm. Stem is angular with numerous distichous, elliptic-oblong leaves. Flowers are yellow and very numerous; monoecious with 13 staminate flowers and solitary pistillate flower borne axillary. Fruits capsule, very small, globose, smooth, seeds 3-gonous, longitudinally ribbed on the back. Seed to seed cycle occurs in two or four weeks.
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Comments: Suspected/Possible

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