J Syst Evol ›› 1987, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (5): 371-383.

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A Revision of Chinese Phyllanthus (Euphorbiaceae)

Li Ping‐Tao   

  1.  (South  China Agricultural  University,  Guangzhou)
  • Published:1987-10-18

Abstract: The present paper is the outcome of a taxonomic study of Chinese Phyllanthus plants in our flora. Phyllanthus is one of the largest genera in Euphorbiaceae, and is distributed in whole China except for the northwest, extending from 92° to 124° E and 18° to 41°N. It includes 6 subgenera, 7 sections, 33 species and 4 varieties, of which 1 subgenus and 5 species are described as new, and 1 new name and 9 synonyms are proposed.

Key words: Euphorbiaceae, Phyllanthus