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Phyllanthus emblica (emblic)

Synonyms: Cicca emblica; Diasperus emblica; Dichelactina nodicaulis; Emblica arborea; Emblica officinalis; Phyllanthus glomeratus; Phyllanthus mairei; Phyllanthus mimosifolius; Phyllanthus taxifolius

Wikipedia Abstract

Phyllanthus emblica, also known as emblic, emblic myrobalan, myrobalan, Indian gooseberry, Malacca tree, or amla from Sanskrit amalika, is a deciduous tree of the family Phyllanthaceae. It is known for its edible fruit of the same name.
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Leaf Type [1]  Deciduous
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [3]  0.636
Structure [1]  Tree


Axis axis (chital)[4]
Bos frontalis gaurus (gaur)[5]
Ferrisia virgata (grey mealybug)[6]
Muntiacus muntjak (Indian muntjac)[4]
Nipaecoccus viridis (karoo thorn mealybug)[6]
Rusa unicolor (sambar)[4]
Semnopithecus entellus (Hanuman langur)[7]
Tatera indica (Indian gerbil)[4]


Trop. & Subtrop. Asia;



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1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository.
4Frugivory of Phyllanthus emblica at Rajaji National Park, northwest India, SOUMYA PRASAD, RAVI CHELLAM, JAGDISH KRISHNASWAMY, S. P. GOYAL, CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 87, NO. 9, 10 NOVEMBER 2004
5Studies on the food and feeding habits of Gaur Bos gaurus H. Smith (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Bovidae) in two protected areas of Goa, Suman D. Gad & S.K. Shyama, Journal of Threatened Taxa | 1(2): 128-130 | February 2009
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7Feeding and Ranging Patterns of Forest Hanuman Langurs (Presbytis entellus), Paul Newton, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 13, No. 3, 1992
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