Phyllanthus angustifolius - (Sw.) Sw.

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EUPHORBIACEAE - SUBFAMILY; PHYLLANTHOIDEAE

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DUPPY BUSH; DUPPY BASIL

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Young plantLeaf in bloom

This Little Cayman specimen will have red inflorescence

The leaves are also very variable


This tree is the host plant for an inch worm caterpillar that will become Melanchroia chephise

Flowering time; Any time of year

Distribution; GC CB LC

Habitat; Dry thickets and woodland

Status; Locally common

Notes; Horticulture potential: This lovely 15' medium size tree is well suited for ocean side landscape. It will be tolerant of salt spray. This tree makes a perfect living entrance pillar with its linear upright growth habit

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