African Plant Database

Phyllanthus caesiifolius Petra Hoffm. & Cheek
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 58(2): 439 (2003)
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrublet 20-40 cm tall, monopodial, sparsely branched, with stoloniferous erect stems connected by a horizontal rhizome; orthotropic shoots terete, striate, smooth; branching phyllanthoid; plagiotropic branchlets 8-16cm long, slightly flattered, glabrous;
Ecology : Submontane forest with Gymnosiphon sp., Xylopia africana, Oncoba ovalis, Dielsantha galeopsoides, Pentaloncha sp.; Rauwolfia sp.; Pentadesma grandiflora, in understory; 700-1275 m alt.
  Ressembling P. nigricus and P.sublanatus (keying out close to these in Fl. W. Trop. Afr. ed. 2, 1/2:384, 1958).
  Known only from the type (Cheek 9636) collected in 1998. - Seens critically endangered because of low number of individuals; threat from forest clearance for agriculture. - Cheek & al., Pl. Kupe..., Cameroon:157, 158, 291, 2004.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 107494
Record n°107494
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