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Useful Tropical Plants

Phyllanthus kaessneri

Hutch.

Phyllanthaceae

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General Information

Phyllanthus kaessneri is a perennial plant usually producing several stems from the base. These stems are more or less woody and can persist for several years. The plant usually grows up to 3 metres tall, though sometimes it can become larger and more tree-like[
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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 use as a medicine.
The main threat to the habitat of this species comes from development along the coast for agriculture, tourism and urbanization. However, it has a wide distribution and so is currently classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
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.

Range

East tropical Africa - eastern DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia.

Habitat

Riverine forests in deep shade, dense evergreen thicket around granite boulders, on edges of evergreen fringing forest and in mushitu; at elevations around 800 metres[
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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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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 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 plant is used in a mixture as a cough 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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