African Plant Database


Phyllanthus urinaria L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Family (APGIII) : PHYLLANTHACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 982 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Phyllanthus
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Phyllanthus urinaria L. subsp. urinaria
 
Taxon infra-specific
Phyllanthus urinaria L. subsp. urinaria
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or sometimes perennial herb, monoecious, erect or procumbent, 50-100 cm tall; main stems slender, subwoody with deciduous branchlets 3-10 cm long, flattened and winged.
Ecology : Open places on augite rocks (Sierra Leone); gravelly pan in savanna; meadows; waysides, as a weed.
  Tropical weed but apparently rare in Africa.
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Forest, Anthropic; 0-499 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
 
Map
carte afrique num 174110
 
Record n°174110
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