African Plant Database

Phyllanthus engleri Pax
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenw. Ost -Afr. C 236 (1895)
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dioecious spreading sparsely- to much-branched thorny shrub or tree usually 1-4,5-8 m tall, rarely attaining 15 m; bole commonly to 15 cm Ø; orthotropic shoots usually robust; plagiotropic shoots to 30 cm long; female flower unknown; spiny.
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland, bushland; rarely in evergreen forest; mixed dry deciduous woodland; mopane and Acacia woodlands; less often in miombo woodlands; Baikiaea forest; Kalahari sand dambos; alluvial flats; often on termitaria; ...

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 73 (1949).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 290 (2006).
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