Emblica urinaria (Linnaeus) R.W. Bouman

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Botanical Name
Emblica urinaria (Linnaeus) R.W. Bouman
Common Name
Chamber Bitter
Phyllanthus urinaria L. ssp. urinaria
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Phyllanthus urinaria L. ssp. urinaria
Phyllanthus, as traditionally circumscribed, is an enormous, paraphyletic genus. To maintain monophyly, the choice here is to either include several traditionally recognized Asian, Australian, and North American genera in a broad monophyletic Phyllanthus, or split Phyllanthus up into numerous monophyletic genera. According to John Hayden, because Bouman et al. (2021, Taxon 70: 72-98 and 2022, Phytotaxa 540(1): 1-100) have executed such a comprehensive overhaul of the intimidatingly large genus, the super-splitting approach appears preferable to investing a huge amount of time and resources to align the older framework of subgenera and many sections with the new phylogeny. Our only native Phyllanthus caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis remains in the newly paired down Phyllanthus sensu stricto. As followed here, Phyllanthus urinaria ssp. urinaria is transferred to the genus Emblica .
A weed around greenhouses, gardens, mulched beds, parking lots, and waste ground.
Native Status

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