African Plant Database

Phyllanthus muellerianus (Kuntze) Exell
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
Basionym : Diasperus muellerianus Kuntze
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Diasperus muellerianus Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Phyllanthus floribundus Müll. Arg.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen monoecious, spiny, straggly or climbing shrub with numerous stems from the base, 2,5-12 m tall, with spreading or pendulous branches; orthotropic shoots angular, reddish tinged; leafy plagiotropic shoots 15-20(-25) cm long;
Ecology : Wooded grassland; Combretum, Terminalia woodland; riverine forest; swamp forest (mushitu); moist thickets, laterite tall grassland; dambo edges; 250-1750 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:316 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 291 (2006).
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