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Family: PHYLLANTHACEAE 

 Phyllanthus mirabilis
 

At night the leaves fold together in pairs like butterfly wings.

  
Author:  Johannes Müller Argoviensis 1865
Family:  Phyllanthaceae
Habitat:  Thailand
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  8 meters
Flower:  ? On the leaves
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Phyllanthodendron mirabilis, Hemsley 1893
Got it from:  Bielefeld, Germany
Year:  2006

A big one from Copenhagen Botanical Garden.

  

This member of the Phyllanthaceae family was described by Johannes Müller Argoviensis in 1865. Found in Thailand, where it grows in rich peat and gets a lots of water in the rainy season. Doesn't need much sun. The stem can grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter, and reach a high of eight meters.

Actually, I don't know much about this plant.   

This big one will keep it's leaves during the winter, but loose them in spring.