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Useful Tropical Plants

Phyllanthus leucanthus

Pax

Phyllanthaceae


This species is very close to Phyllanthus odontadensis.

+ Synonyms

Phyllanthus eylesii S.Moore

Phyllanthus merripaensis Jean F.Brunel

Common Name:

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General Information

Phyllanthus leucanthus is an erect annual to perennial plant with stems that can become more or less woody and persist. It can grow up to 90cm tall[
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Flora Zambesiaca
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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 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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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

Tropical Africa - Gabon, DR Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.

Habitat

Usually in shady places in dense riverine and lakeshore vegetation, high rainfall miombo woodland and evergreen forest margins; also in dambos; plateau and submontane grasslands; disturbed and cultivated ground at elevations from 520 - 1,645 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

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.75 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
 
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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 root sap is given to babies to speed up the detachment of the umbilical cord[
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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 -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-08-17. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Phyllanthus+leucanthus>

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