Phyllanthus debilis

Species:Phyllanthus debilis Klein ex Willd.
Common Name:NIRURI
Plant Notes:In the proposed revision of Phyllanthus, this species has been moved to the genus Moeroris (Bouman et al. 2022). This species can be characterized by distal inflorescences with only solitary pistillate flowers, pistillate flowers with subentire nectaries, styles appressed, smooth branchlets, main stems not angled, and leaf apices acute to narrowly obtuse (Levin et al. 2018).
Status:Not Native
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Sub Class
Genus Phyllanthus
Species Phyllanthus debilis Klein ex Willd. - NIRURI


Citation PHYLLANTHUS DEBILIS Klein ex Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 4(1): 582. 1805.
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Type: INDIA: Madras: Tranquebar, s.d., Klein 3081 (lectotype: B-W 17978-01). Lectotypified by G. L. Webster in Dassanayake & W. D. Clayton, Revis. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 11: 206-235. 1997.

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Diasperus debilis Diasperus debilis (Klein ex Willdenow) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 601. 1891.BASIONYM: Phyllanthus debilis Klein ex Willdenow 1805. 
Moeroris debilis Moeroris debilis (Klein ex Willdenow) R. W. Bouman, in R. W. Bouman et al., Phytotaxa 540(1): 26. 2022.BASIONYM: Phyllanthus debilis Klein ex Willdenow 1805. 
Phyllanthus niruri var. debilis Phyllanthus niruri Linnaeus, var. debilis (Klein ex Willdenow) Müller Argoviensis, Linnaea 32: 43. 1863.BASIONYM: Phyllanthus debilis Klein ex Willdenow 1805. 
Phyllanthus boninsimae Phyllanthus boninsimae Nakai, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 26: 96. 1912. TYPE: JAPAN: Bonin Islands:
Phyllanthus leae Phyllanthus leae S. Moore, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 45: 217. 1920. TYPE: AUSTRALIA:
Phyllanthus niruri var. javanicus Phyllanthus niruri Linnaeus, var. javanicus Müller Argoviensis, Linnaea 32:: 43. 1863. TYPE: INDONESIA: Java:


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
Suriname Commewijne Distr. 06 Jul 1961 W. H. A. Hekking 884
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