Char. Gen. Pl. ed. 2, 146, plate 73. 1776
Phenology: Flowering and fruiting summer.
Habitat: Disturbed sites.
Elevation: 0–10 m.
Fla., Pacific Islands, introduced also in West Indies, Indian Ocean Islands.
Breynia disticha, native to New Caledonia and Vanuatu, is widely grown in tropical and subtropical areas and occasionally becomes naturalized. In the flora area, it is limited to scattered counties in southern Florida. Most plants are cultivars with variegated leaves in various shades of green, white, red, and pink; naturalized populations may revert to uniformly green leaves. The calyx typically reproduces the colors of the leaves, sometimes even being variegated.
|Author||Geoffrey A. Levin +|
|Authority||J. R. Forster & G. Forster +|
|Distribution||Fla. +, Pacific Islands +, Introduced also in West Indies + and Indian Ocean Islands. +|
|Elevation||0–10 m. +|
|Habitat||Disturbed sites. +|
|Phenology||Flowering and fruiting summer. +|
|Publication title||Char. Gen. Pl. ed. +|
|Publication year||1776 +|
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|Special status||Introduced + and Selected by author to be illustrated +|
|Synonyms||Breynia nivosa +|
|Taxon family||Phyllanthaceae +|
|Taxon name||Breynia disticha +|
|Taxon parent||Breynia +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 12 +|