Phyllanthus myrtifolius (Wight) Müll. Arg.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Mousetail Plant
Synonym: Diasperus myrtifolius (Wight) Kuntze
Common Name: Ceylon Myrtle
Flowering & Fruiting Period: November - March
Distribution: Native of Sri Lanka
Habitat: Grown as a hedge plant in gardens
Uses: Ornamental, hedge plant
Key Characteristics: Phyllanthus myrtifoliusare shrubs with stem irregularly branched. Leaves distichous, elliptic-oblanceolate. Flowers monoecious, pendulous, arising from suppressed branchlets which are axillary. Male flowers in fascicles; perianth 6, dark pink, oblong. Ovary globose, style 2-lobed, reflexed. Fruits depressed globose.