Glochidion benthamianum (Phyllanthaceae)

Glochidion benthamianum

A native shrub of coastal forest. This species is among the smaller of the Glochidions. The leaves are around 5cm long and have a glaucous underside. The veins and midrib on the leaf underside are covered with fine hairs, as are the stems and the fruits.

Glochidion benthamianum
Flower closeup

Glochidion benthamianum
Fruit closeup

Glochidion benthamianum
Leaf upperside

Glochidion benthamianum
Leaf underside

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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