Monographs Details: Phyllanthus rupestris Kunth
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - At low altitudes of Upper Orinoco and Rio Negro. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Puerto Ayacucho, alt 100 m, May 1931, Holt A Blake 812 (NY); Cerca la desembocadura del Rio Sanariapo, alt 100 m, 22 May 1940, Williams 13054 (NY). BRAZIL. Amazonas: Prope Panure ad Rio Uaupes, Oct 1952-Jan 1953, R. Spruce 2598 (NY) ; prope San Gabriel la Cachoeira ad Rio Negro, R. Spruce 2270 (NY).

Discussion:

P. brachycladus Mull.-Arg., Linnaea 32: 35. 1863 (type, Spruce 3044).

P. brachycladus var oblongifolius Miill.-Arg., Linnaea 32: 35. 1863 (type. Spruce 2270, 2593).

P. rupestris var oblogifolius Mull.-Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 395. 1866.

. microcarpoides Croizat, Trop. Woods 78: 6-7. 1944 (type, Williams 13054, US).

. “Crescit in ripa obumbrata fluvii Orinoci inter Maypure et San Fernando de Atabapo: item in rupibus justa confluentem Zamae,” Amazonas, Venezuela, Bonpl. in herb. Mus. Paris (not seen).

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|