Phyllanthus cuscutiflorus S.Moore
Moore, S. le M. (1905) The Journal of Botany 43 : 148. Type: Queensland, Myola and Barron River; G. Podenzana.
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Flowers emit a strong obnoxious odour particularly in the late afternoon. Pedicels long and filiform, about 11-12 x 0.3 mm, flowers small, about 2 mm diam. Disk in the male flowers consists of three cerebriform glands. Stamens united to form an androphore. Disk in the female flowers continuous, somewhat lobed and slightly pitted. Tepals horizontal at maturity in the female flowers.
Fruits depressed, +/- 3-lobed, about 3 x 4-5 mm. Seeds about 1.5-2 x 1.5 mm.
Cotyledons obovate, about 4-6 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade broadly ovate, glabrous, apex acute or obtuse, base rounded; stipules very small, triangular, visible only with a lens. All leaves after the first are produced on lateral branches which could be mistaken for compound leaves. Seed germination time 8 days.