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Phyllanthaceae

Phyllanthaceae Martinov

1. Andrachne telephioides L.

(Andrachne asperula, Andrachne cretica, Andrachne nummulariifolia, Andrachne pojarkoviae, Andrachne rotundifolia, Andrachne virescens, Andrachne vvedenskyi, Eraclissa hexagyna, Telephioides procumbens)

Common names: Huweimda

LinkDesert plant Andrachne telephioides with flowers in area between Al Khor and Ras Laffan. Qatar, November 1, 2014
LinkDesert plant Andrachne telephioides with fruits on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, January 8, 2015
LinkDesert plant Andrachne telephioides in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkSpreading shoots of Andrachne telephioides in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkDesert plant Andrachne telephioides in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkDesert plant Andrachne telephioides in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, November 20, 2015
LinkAndrachne telephioides growing from crack in limestone on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016

2. Phyllanthus niruri L.

(Diasperus niruri, Niruris annua, Nymphanthus niruri)

Common names: chamberbitter, gripeweed, shatterstone, stonebreaker, leafflower, Iraq al nada

Extract from Wikipedia article: Phyllanthus niruri is a widespread tropical plant commonly found in coastal areas, best known by the common names stonebreaker or seed-under-leaf. It is a relative of the spurges, belonging to the Phyllanthus genus of Family Phyllanthaceae.

LinkChamberbitter plant (stonebreaker, Phyllanthus niruri) near Dunes Hotel in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkChamberbitter weeds (stonebreaker, Phyllanthus niruri) near Dunes Hotel in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkChamberbitter plant (stonebreaker, Phyllanthus niruri) with flowers found near Ezdan Hotel in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, August 29, 2014
LinkChamberbitter weeds (stonebreaker, Phyllanthus niruri) on sidewalk of Al Shatt Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 30, 2015
LinkChamberbitter weed (stonebreaker, Phyllanthus niruri) in a small vegetable garden on Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 21, 2015
LinkChamberbitter weeds (stonebreaker, Phyllanthus niruri) growing from a crevice on sidewalk of Meshrif Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 16, 2016

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