Phyllanthus amarus

Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn. is a medicinal herb belongs to the genus Phyllanthus of the family Phyllanthaceae. According to The Plant List (2013), this species formerly known as a member of the family Euphorbiaceae. However, due to the the absence of latex, ovary bi-ovulated and seeds without caruncle, the species morphologically classified as a member of Phyllanthaceae plants (Silva 2009).


Silva, M.J., 2009. Neotropical Phyllanthaceae. In: Milliken, W., Klitgård, B. & Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey – Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.

The Plant List, 2013. The Plant List Version 1.1. A working list of all plant species.