African Plant Database

Phyllanthus pentandrus Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Protologue : Beskr. Guin. Pl. 419 (1827)  
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Delicate, erect or decumbent annual or subperennial herb 20-60 cm tall, monoecious; stem little-branched at first but later becoming much-branched and woody at base; lead shoots terete, zigzag; lateral leafy and flowering shoots 5-20 cm long.
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Ecology : Sandy localities; sometimes amongst stones and rocks; sandy banks of rivers and dams; dry river beds and lakeside dunes; Brachystegia and mopane woodlands on Kalahari sand; mutemwa; miombo woodlands on rocky slopes; etc...
  Namibia, S. Africa, Botswana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual-Dwarf shrub, Herb - Ht 0.14 - 0.6 m. Alt: 185 - 1200 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Cap. (Thunberg) 5: 393-394 (1901). 
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 76 (1985).
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carte afrique num 107288
Record n°107288
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