African Plant Database

Phyllanthus nummulariifolius Poir.
Protologue : Encycl. (Lamarck) 5: 302 (1804) 
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Phyllanthus nummulariifolius Poir. var. nummulariifolius
 Menarda nummularifolia (Poir.) Baill. (1858)
 Phyllanthus nummulariifolius Poir. subsp. nummulariifolius
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Phyllanthus stuhlmannii Pax
Taxon infra-specific
Phyllanthus nummulariifolius Poir. var. nummulariifolius
Phyllanthus nummulariifolius var. capillaris (Schumach. & Thonn.) Radcl.-Sm.
Phyllanthus nummulariifolius subsp. vinanibeae Jean F. Brunel & J.P. Roux (1981)
Phyllanthus nummulariifolius Poir. subsp. nummulariifolius
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious or dioecious graceful semi-prostrate, decumbent, subscandent or ± erect woody herb 20-50 cm tall or shrub to 4,5 m high but commonly much less;
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Ecology : Woodland; wooded grassland; forest edges; often in seasonally wet and disturbed places; grassland and open grassy places; shallow soil pocket on granite inselberg within Acacia-Commiphora; evergreen rain-forest floor; dense riverine forest; etc...
  Bioko/Fernando Poo; S. Africa; Madagascar, Mascarenes, Seychelles.
  Comprises 2 vars.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Forest; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 40 (2000).

Bibliography other :
  • Ralimanana, H. & P. Hoffmann (2011). taxonomic revision of Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae) in Madagascar and the Comoro islands.1 synopsis and subgenera Isocladus, Betsileani, Kiganelia and Tenellanthus. Kew Bull. 66: 360
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