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Linnaean Name: Phyllanthus urinaria Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 2 : 982 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in India."
Type: Lectotype : Herb. Hermann 1: 15; 2: 7; 3: 55; 4: 41, No. 332 (BM)
Designated by: Fawcett & Rendle in Fl. Jamaica 4 : 255 (1920)
Current Name: Phyllanthus urinaria L.
Current Family: Euphorbiaceae
Comments: Fawcett & Rendle indicated type material in the Hermann Herbarium (BM). Although there is material in a number of its volumes, they appear to be part of a single gathering, and this type choice is therefore accepted (Art. 9.15). No effective restriction appears to have been published. See Webster (in J. Arnold Arbor. 37: 7. 1956).
Record last updated: 10/07/2006