Quadrangular Leaf-Flower
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Quadrangular Leaf-Flower
E Native Shrub obovate Photo: Anurag Sharma
Common name: Quadrangular Leaf-Flower
Botanical name: Breynia quadrangularis    Family: Phyllanthaceae (Amla family)
Synonyms: Sauropus quadrangularis, Phyllanthus quadrangularis

Quadrangular Leaf-Flower is a hairless shrub with leaves ovate-blunt, notched at tip, glaucous below, black when dried. Nerves are 5 pairs, prominent; leaf-stalk 2 mm long; stipules heart-shaped at base. Flowers are borne singly, in leaf-axils, stalked. Male flowers are 3 mm across; sepals ovate, pointed; stamens 3, anthers stalkless on erect staminal column. Female sepals broadly ovate, blunt, notched, united by the disk; styles 3, 2-fid at tip. Capsule 1.2 cm across, smooth, hairless. Quadrangular Leaf-Flower is found in India, China and Indo-China. Flowering: June-October.

Identification credit: Tapas Chakrabarty Photographed in

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