Diasperus fuscoluridus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Phyllanthus bojerianus Baill.
Phyllanthus emirnensis Müll.Arg.
Phyllanthus fuscoluridus is a usually evergreen shrub or a small tree tree[
The plant is harvested from the wild, mainly as a medicine but also as a food and source of materials for basketry and dyeing.
Africa - Madagascar.
Woodland, edges of rivers, at elevations from 800 - 1,600 metres[
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Fruits - raw or cooked. An acid flavour[
]. The fruits are used to make an alcoholic drink of low quality[
]. The small fruits are around 2 - 3mm in diameter[
A decoction of the root is considered to be stimulant and is drunk to improve endurance during hard physical work or as an aphrodisiac. It is also taken to treat nervous depression, impotence and tiredness after prolonged diarrhoea[
The crushed roots are applied as a poultice to abscesses and furuncles[
A decoction of the twig or stem bark is taken to treat colic, amoebic dysentery and persistent diarrhoea[
The flexible branches are used to make large fishing nets and baskets[
The roots are used as a low quality dye for baskets.[
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