Monographs Details: Phyllanthus stipulatus (Raf.) G.L.Webster
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 - Weed of moist places, up to altitudes of 800 m. BRITISH GUIANA. Coast region, Jun 1888, Jenman 4401 (NY); Pomeroon district, vicinity of Bartica, Waramuni Mission, Waini River, 1921-1923, De la Cruz 985, 1971, 2526, 3662 (NY); Mazaruni Station, sandy tracks, 11 Aug 1937, Sandwith 1009 (NY); common, Auto Savanna, alt 2400 ft, Sukabi River, affl. Ireng River, southeastern Pakaraima Mts., 16 Sep 1961, Maguire. Maguire & Wilson-Browne 46192 A (NY). SURINAME, small islet in Avanavero falls, Kabalebo River, Corantyne tributary, coarse sand, 16 Apr 1951, Florschutz 2084 (NY). FRENCH GUIANA. Cayenne, May 13, 2 Jun 1921, Broadway 181, 379 (NY). BRAZIL. Rio Branco: Serra Tepequem, occasional, headquarters area, Rio Cabosabral, alt 800 m, 20 Nov 1954, Maguire & Maguire 40006 (NY). VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Alto Caroni, alrededores de Sta. Elena de Uairen, en selvas. 25 Apr 1946, Lasser 1591 (NY'); frequent in morichal 2 km SSW of Ciudad Piar, alt 300 m, 2 May 1953, Wurdack 35786 (NY'); locally frequent on Chinese Slide on lower north slope of Cerro Bolivar, alt 300-400 m, 24 Oct 1953, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 35972 (NY'); morichal 2 km E of Rio Orinoco between Rio Horeda and Cerro Gavilan, alt 100 m, 17 Dec 1955, Wurdack & Monachino 39935 (NY'); sandy open places between grass, in savanna along morichal leading to Roystonea colony between Hato de Nuria and camp, alt 400 m, 23 Jan 1961, Steyermark 88715 (NY); Amazonas: East swamp, Esmeralda, alt 325 ft. 19 Oct 1929, Tate 261 (NY); Alto Rio Orinoco, occasional in savanna, Esmeralda Ridge, alt 150-200 m, 23 Mar 1953, Maguire & Wurdack 34674 (NY).

Discussion:

Moeroris stipulata Raf.. Sylva Tell. 91-92. 1838.

Phyllanthus diffusus Klotzsch in Seemann, Bot. Toy. Herald 105. 1853.

Phyllanthus hoffmannseggii Mull.-Arg.. Linnaea 32 : 45. 1863.

Type. Jamaica, Swartz (holotype S). See Webster (Jour. Arnold Arb. 37: 9. 1956).

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