Phyllanthus conradii Pax
Phyllanthus meruensis Pax
Phyllanthus sepialis is an open-branched shrub that can be up to 5 metres tall but is more usually around 1.5 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Tropical Africa - southern Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania.
Forest margins; bushland; extending into drier areas mainly along rivers; deciduous woodland, usually with Acacia; in well drained soils; Combretum woodland in gully; eroded hillside with Terminalia brownii woodland[
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Usually a dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The boiled roots are given to pregnant women as a tonic[
The twigs are used as toothbrushes[
The wood is used for house construction[
The wood is used for fuel[
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