Xylophylla falcata Sw.


Family: Phyllanthaceae

Genus: Xylophylla

Description: 

Xylophylla with leaves scattered on the stem, entire, cymitar - shaped and scalloped; the scollops distant, and having the flowers on them; flowers red. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Prodr. (Swartz) 28 in 1788.

Synonym of Phyllanthus epiphyllanthus L.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 5: 331 in 1803: The Xylophylla falcata is a native of the Weft India Islands, and has been long cultivated in our hot-houses: so long ago as the year 1739.


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