Monographs Details: Phyllanthus acuminatus Vahl
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Widespread from Mexico to Argentina, also in the Andes. SURINAME. Hostmann & Kappler 413 (NY). BRITISH GUIANA. Koriabus River, savanna, 20-22 Jul 1934, Archer 2355 (NY); Pomeroon district: Morulla River, Mora Landing, 12 Aug 1921, De La Cruz 962 (NY); Waini River, Northwest District, lat 8°20'N, long 50°40'W, 3-18 Apr 1923, De La Cruz 3757 (NY).


Type. Trinidad, Ryan (C) not seen.

Because Phyllanthus acuminatus is used as fish poison, the Indians often cultivate it and the above numbers may all originate from cultivation.

Distribution:Suriname South America| Guyana South America|