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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2653)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2566)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2162)

      Order: Malpighiales (99)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (78)(family description)

          Genus: Phyllanthus (5)

            Epithet: niruri L. (1)

Synonym: Phyllanthus amarus Schumacher

amarus => bitter

niruri => name derives from the Indigenous American vernacular name

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, yellow, white

External links

Check for Phyllanthus niruri at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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