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Jamaican gooseberry

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Herb-like species in Phyllanthaceae family of Class Magnoliopsida.


The plant is found only in Central America and South America. It is used locally as a piscicide to eliminate a dominant species of fish. It is also found to contain antineoplastic glucosides, which can be used as a potential treatment for melanoma.

Scientific name: Phyllanthus acuminatus