African Plant Database

Phyllanthus myrtaceus Sond.
Protologue : Linnaea 23: 134 (1850)
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect woody shrub to 1,2 m tall with flattened and slightly winged branches; flowering branchlets flexuous, compressed; bark reddish.
Ecology : Grassland often at streamsides; forest margins; Brachystegia woodland; 305-2250 m alt.
  S. Africa.
  Intermediates between this species and P. hutchinsonianus are known.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Shrub - Ht 0.5 - 2.5 m. Alt: 305 - 2250 m. Distribution: EC, KN

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Cap. (Thunberg) 5: 397-398 (1901). 
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 291 (2006).
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