Monographs Details: Phyllanthus attenuatus Miq.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Outside the Guianas it occurs at Paramaribo and Orinoco. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Prope Maypures ad flumen Orinoco, June 1854, R. Spruce 3592 (NY).


P. guyanensis Mull.-Arg. in DC., Prodr, 15(2): 376. 1866, von Klotzsch.

Type. “Crescit in Surinamo (Kappler) not seen.

I am following Lanjouw in accepting the name P. attenuatus as the correct one for this species. (See Lanjouw, Euphorbiaeeae of Suriname, p. 8. 1931.)

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|