Sauropus albiflorus (Phyllanthaceae)

Sauropus albiflorus

A understorey shrub of rainforest, this attractive plant can be recognized by it’s small foliage that would appear to be pinnate but if closely examined, one would find a minute stipule at each of the leaf bases where the leaf stalk attaches to the stem. This signifies the presence of a internode and therefore tells one that the leaf is not pinnate.

Sauropus albiflorus

Sauropus albiflorus

Sauropus albiflorus

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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