African Plant Database

Phyllanthus glaucophyllus Sond.
Protologue : Linnaea 23: 133 (1850)
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Phyllanthus glaucophyllus var. major Müll. Arg.
=Phyllanthus glaucophyllus var. suborbicularis Hutch.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Decumbent, ascending or erect somewhat caespitose perennial herb or suffrutex to 35 cm tall, with several simple or very sparingly branched stems arising from a woody rootstock; stems monomorphic, indefinite, flattened, slightly winged.
Ecology : Locally common in wooded grassland and bushland, grassland subject to fire; secondary Brachystegia woodland; disturbed places; plateau and submontane miombo; Uapaca woodland; dambos; stream sides; 250-2438 m alt.
  S. Africa.
  Near P. alpestris (vide Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Euphorb. 1: 20, 1987).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Dwarf shrub, Herb - Ht 0.08 - 0.45 m. Alt: 35 - 1615 m. Distribution: EC, GA, KN, LP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Cap. (Thunberg) 5: 394-395 (1901). 
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Record n°107276 modified 2007-05-07
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