African Plant Database

Phyllanthus pinnatus (Wight) G.L. Webster
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
Basionym : Chorisandra pinnata Wight
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chorisandra pinnata Wight
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Phyllanthus kirkianus Müll. Arg. (1864)
=Cluytiandra schinzii Pax (1908)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Often spindly, unbranched, sometimes decumbent dioecious several-stemmed shrub with ascending branches 1-3-4,5 cm tall; orthotropic shoots robust, angular; leafy plagiotropic shoots 6-12 cm long, sometimes floriferous at the base.
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Ecology : Coastal and lowland mixed bushland and wooded grassland; sometimes riverine or along coastal shores; hot dry deciduous and mopane woodlands; sometimes among rocks; along banks of seasonal streams... ; 0-625 m alt.
  S. Africa; India, Sri Lanka.
  Very distinctive species with dense male inflorescences, annular male disk and seeds with deep, dark hilar excavation.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree, Shrub - Ht 0.6 - 2 m. Alt: 185 - 520 m. Distribution: LP
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carte afrique num 107289
Record n°107289
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