African Plant Database


Phyllanthus purpureus Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Family (APGIII) : PHYLLANTHACEAE
Protologue : J. Bot. 2: 329 (1864) 
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 1-1,8 m tall, with bright purple stems and branches; stems numerous, straight; branchlets slender.
Ecology : Gravelly places and in bed of river.
  Namibia.
  This extremely distinctive species is only known by 2 gatherings from 1859 and 1976, respectively.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Shrub - Ht 0.5 - 1 m. Alt: 150 - 550 m. Distribution: NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 51: 301-331 (1996)
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 107365
 
Record n°107365
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