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Meineckia macropus (Hook.f.) G.L.Webster in Acta Bot. Neerl. 14: 352. 1965. Phyllanthus macropus Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 287. 1887. Neopeltandra macropus (Hook.f.) Kanjilal et al., Fl. Assam 4: 150. 1940.

Shrubs, glabrous; branches proximally terete, distally angled; lenticels inconspicuous. Leaves ovate-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, narrowed and obtuse at base, finely acuminate, crispate-undulate along margins when dry, 8 – 10 x 2 – 5 cm, membranous; midrib raised on both sides; lateral nerves 6 – 9 pairs; veinlets at right angles to the midrib or lateral veins, raised beneath; petioles 2.5 – 6.5 cm long. Male flowers: not seen. Female flowers: pedicels in fruit ca 2 cm long; podium indistinct; styles not seen. Fruits on long axillary pedicels; seeds ca 2.5 mm long, shallowly pitted.

Distrib. India: Arunachal Pradesh (Mishmi hills); rare, known only from type collection (Mishmi hills, Arunachal Pradesh, Griffith 4811 in K).


Notes. Having seen no specimen, a fresh description was not possible. As per the original description, this species appears to be closely related to M. longipes but quite distinct in the much longer petioles.

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