Phyllanthaceae is a family that was once included in Euphorbiaceae.
The Tasmanian species include some shrubs and herbs. The flowers range
are generally small and have both petals and sepals (though the
petals are often very reduced.
the other genera previously included in Euphorbiaceae, Amperea, Bertya,
Euphorbia, Ricinocarpus are retained in Euphorbiaceae,
but Micrantheum is now included in Picrodendraceae.