Botanical name: Phyllanthus tenellus Family: Phyllanthaceae (Amla family)
Synonyms: Phyllanthus corcovadensis
Long Stalked Leaf-Flower is an erect, many-branched annual or perennial, broad-leaved, hairless herb, growing up to 50 cm tall. Alternately spirally arranged, simple leaves are nearly stalkless with 1–1.5 mm long stalks. Leaf blade 1.4–2.5 cm long (leaves are in one plane), .7–1 cm wide, elliptic or obovate, base rounded or tapering, margins entire with some depressions and protrusions. Flower arise singly or in racemes or in cymes. Flowers are predominantly green or white, with 1.5–5 mm long stalks. Male flowers are shorter than females. Flowers have a 0.5–1.5 mm long sepal cup with 6 sepals. Petals are absent. Stamens are 5 and styles 3. Fruit is a capsule, non-fleshy, 1.2–1.4 mm long, greenish. Long Stalked Leaf-Flower is native to parts of Africa and Asia, naturalized in India.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
The flower labeled Long Stalked Leaf-Flower is ...