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Phyllanthus urinaria L.
Chamber bitter

Phyllanthus urinaria
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Kirtikar, K.R., Basu, B.D., Indian medicinal plants, Plates, vol. 5: t. 859, fig. B (1918)

Family: Phyllanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Tropical Asia; now a widespread weed.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

Other data on Phyllanthus urinaria available from :

Phyllanthus urinaria has been found in the following 19 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Danforth Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lucille Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Peck Lake Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Riverbend Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rocky Point Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized

Phyllanthus urinaria has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Phyllanthus urinaria has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Phyllanthus urinaria
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Kirtikar, K.R., Basu, B.D., Indian medicinal plants, Plates, vol. 5: t. 859, fig. B (1918)