African Plant Database

Phyllanthus ovalifolius Forssk.
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Phyllanthus guineensis Pax (1898)
=Phyllanthus lalambensis Schweinf. (1899)
=Phyllanthus ugandensis Rendle
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious or rarely dioecious open spreading or straggling bush or woody liane or tree to 9 m in height, but not commonly exceeding 5 m, with stiff, slender, straight or occasionally pendent branches; bark papery, peeling; twigs dark brown or reddish;
Ecology : Forest edges; riverine places and thickets (often on termite mounds); persisting in disturbed places; deciduous woodlands, chipya woodland; evergreen rain-forest; gully forest; mushitu; well-wooded rocky outcrops; 350-2750 m alt.

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 :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 291 (2006).
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Record n°107356
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