Agrostistachys indica

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leaf litter plant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Agrostistachys
Species: A. indica
Binomial name
Agrostistachys indica

Agrostistachys indica is a species of plant in the family Euphorbiaceae, known in Singapore as the leaf litter plant.[2] The species is widespread across much of Southeast Asia as well as New Guinea, India, and Sri Lanka.[1] [3][4][5][6]

Agrostistachys indica is common in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.[2] Its common name comes from the fact that leaf litter that falls from nearby trees often collects at the base of the plant, at the point where the leaves meet the stem.[7]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ a b "A Guide to Bukit Timah Nature Resreve Trail" (PDF). Singapore National Parks Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-20. Retrieved 2013-10-19.  A. india referred to by its synonym, A. longifolia
  3. ^ Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  4. ^ Chayamarit, K. & Van Welzen, P.C. (2005). Euphorbiaceae (Genera A-F). Flora of Thailand 8(1): 1-303. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  5. ^ Balakrishnan, N.P. & Chakrabarty, T. (2007). The family Euphorbiaceae in India. A synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography: 1-500. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  6. ^ Toyama, H. & al. (2013). Inventory of the woody flora in Permanent plats of Kampong Thom and Kompong Chhnang provinces, Cambodia. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 64: 45-105.
  7. ^ "Agrostistachys longifolia". Flora Singapura. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-27.  A. india referred to by its synonym, A. longifolia