Macrae's Leaf-Flower
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Macrae's Leaf-Flower
ative Photo: Muthu Karthick
Common name: Macrae's Leaf-Flower
Botanical name: Phyllanthus macraei    Family: Phyllanthaceae (Amla family)
Synonyms: Macraea rheedei, Diasperus macraei

Macrae's Leaf-Flower is a shrubby, quite hairless plant. The species name macraei is in the honor of the Scottish botanist James Macrae. Leaves are 2.5-4 cm long, almost stalkless, broadly elliptic or oblong, rounded at both ends. Stipules are peltate. Male flowers are clustered, short-stalked. Stalks of the female flowers are about as long as the leaves. Filaments are free, anthers didymous, ovary velvety, styles free, reflexed. Macrae's Leaf-Flower is found in peninsular India.

Identification credit: U. Senthilkumar
Photographed in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.
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