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Phyllanthus reticulatus Poir.
Protologue : Encycl. (Lamarck) 5: 298 (1804) 
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Phyllanthus reticulatus Poir. var. reticulatus
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Phyllanthus pentandrus Roxb. ex Thwaites
Taxon infra-specific
Phyllanthus reticulatus Poir. var. reticulatus
Phyllanthus reticulatus var. orae-solis Radcl.-Sm. (1996)
Phyllanthus reticulatus var. glaber (Thwaites) Müll. Arg. (1863)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched, usually laxly virgate or semiscandent shrub 0,5-4,5 m tall, or tree 5-18 m; stem 25 cm Ø; plants coppicing, deciduous, monoecious; branches spreading arcuate, almost reaching the ground;
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Ecology : Often forming thickets; floodplain grassland; sand dune scrub; littoral scrub and dune forest; rain-forest; mixed deciduous woodlands and scrub; occasionally on termitaria; miombo woodlands; often beside seasonal rivers and streams; etc...
  Old World tropics; introduced into the West Indies.
  Comprises 3 vars.: [see more in the book]
  Confused with the very different P. muellerianus.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. 1: 186
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 119
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 38 (2000).

Bibliography other :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:316 (2012)
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Record n°143287 modified 2007-03-30
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