Phyllanthus polyphyllus (PROSEA)
Phyllanthus polyphyllus Willd.
- Family: Euphorbiaceae
- Thailand: sieo yai (Udon Thani).
Southern India, Sri Lanka, north-eastern Thailand.
The bark is used for tanning in India.
A deciduous shrub or small tree up to 12 m, but usually much less, up to 6 m. The twig bark contains 11-16% tannin. Plants from Thailand are regarded as a distinct variety, var. siamensis Airy Shaw. This species is found in the lowlands of Thailand up to 200 m, but in India ascending to 900 m altitude.
1, 2, 12, 24, 32, 45, 46.