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Useful Tropical Plants

Phyllanthus hutchinsonianus

S.Moore

Phyllanthaceae

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General Information

Phyllanthus hutchinsonianus is a usually much-branched perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody and can persist; it can grow from 50 - 250cm tall[
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Flora Zambesiaca
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http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

East tropical Africa - Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.

Habitat

Montane grassland usually in the shelter of rocks, on rocky slopes and beside streams, also in evergreen forest margin understorey, on edge of kloof forest and gallery forest; at elevations from 1,200 - 2,500 metres[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants are usually monoecious, but sometimes dioecious forms are found, in which case both male and female forms would need to be grown if seed was required[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bitter leaves are eaten by women after childbirth as a stomach medicine[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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