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Useful Tropical Plants

Phyllanthus matitanensis

Leandri

Phyllanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Phyllanthus albolapidosi Leandri

Phyllanthus mantsakariva Leandri

Common Name:

Phyllanthus matitanensis
Fruiting stem
Photograph by: Désiré Ravelonarivo
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Phyllanthus matitanensis Phyllanthus matitanensis

General Information

Phyllanthus matitanensis is a shrub.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

Africa - northern and eastern Madagascar.

Habitat

Forests at elevations from 1,000 - 1,400 metres[
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the root is considered stimulant and is drunk to improve endurance during hard physical work or as an aphrodisiac. It is also taken to treat impotence and tiredness after prolonged diarrhoea[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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