Botanical name: Phyllanthus reticulatus Family: Phyllanthaceae (Amla family)
Synonyms: Kirganelia reticulata, Anisonema reticulatum, Cicca reticulata, Diasperus reticulatus
Black-Honey Shrub is usually a much-branched somewhat climbing shrub, rarely a small tree. Leaves are ovate-oblong to elliptic, 1-5 cm long, 0.7-3 cm wide, produced on short lateral branchlets, looking like leaflets of a compound leaf. Flowers are borne in clusters on short axillary branchlets, small, yellowish, sexes separate on the same plant, flowering before or with the new leaves. The flowering shoots and pedicels are covered in short, velvety hairs. Fruit is berry-like, 4-6 mm across, blackish when ripe. Flowering: March-July.
Medicinal uses: The leaves and roots are used as medicine for the fractures and traumatic injury
Identification credit: Stephen A
The flower labeled Black-Honey Shrub is ...