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.
Family:Euphorbiaceae
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).

Discussion:

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|