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Useful Tropical Plants

Phyllanthus oxyphyllus

Miq.

Phyllanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Diasperus frondosus (Wall. ex Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Diasperus kunstleri (Hook.f.) Kuntze

Phyllanthus frondosus Wall. ex Müll.Arg.

Phyllanthus kunstleri Hook.f.

Common Name:

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General Information

Phyllanthus oxyphyllus is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow up to 3 metres tall. The bole is crooked[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra)

Habitat

An understorey plant in evergreen, primary or secondary rain forest; sometimes on rocky places, rarely on limestone; in lowland and mountains at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are diaphoretic, diuretic, febrfuge[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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