This species may be transferred to the genus Phyllanthus. A paper by Warren L. Wagner and David H. Lorence ‘A nomenclator of Pacific oceanic island Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae), including Glochidion’ PhytoKeys 4:67-94 (2011)[
], has proposed submerging the genera Breynia, Glochidion, Reverchonia, Phyllanthodendron, and Sauropus into a broadened concept of the genus Phyllanthus. This proposal has not yet (2014) been fully accepted, although the ‘World Checklist of Selected Plant Families’ has accepted the name changes of the Pacific Island species of Glochidion, as detailed in the paper. No revised form of this name has been seen as yet
Diasperus llanosii (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Glochidion llanosii Müll.Arg.
Kirganelia villosa Blanco
Phyllanthus llanosii (Müll.Arg.) Müll.Arg.
Phyllanthus pubescens Klotzsch
Sauropus llanosii (Müll.Arg.) Gage
Drawing of the leaves and fruits
Photograph by: Francisco Manuel Blanco (O.S.A.) Flora de Filipinas
Sauropus villosus is a woody herb or shrub growing up to 2 metres tall[
The plant is cultivated in the region of the former Indo-China.
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Locally abundant in especially disturbed sites like secondary growths, meadows, open thickets, scrubs, savannah, coconut plantations, open forest, but also in semi-deciduous forest; often near the sea shore, at elevations from sea level to 600 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Found in the wild on sandy soils[
]. Found on limestone[
The young shoots are used as a spice[
The trunk makes a good construction material for flooring etc[
]. This is a rather strange report, considering the plant is a shrub or subshrub that only grows up to 2 metres tall[
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