Monographs Details: Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
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 - West Indies and widespread as a weed in the Tropics. FRENCH GUIANA. Cayenne, Rothery 72, 73; Broadway 37, 244. SURINAME. Forest behind Gongrypstreet, Paramaribo, 12 Apr 1916, Samuels 64 (.NY); Saramacca River, locally common, weed about village, Kwatta hede, 22 Jun 1944, Maguire 23946 (NY). BRITISH GUIANA. Georgetown, Jenman 4401, 4808 (NY).

Discussion:

Type. Guinea, Africa (C).

Distribution:Guyana South America| Suriname South America| Guyana South America|