Diasperus welwitschianus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Phyllanthus beillei Hutch.
Phyllanthus grahamii Hutch. & M.B.Moss
Phyllanthus nyassae Pax & K.Hoffm.
Phyllanthus stolzianus Pax & K.Hoffm.
Phyllanthus welwitschianus is a much-branched shrub that can grow up to 4 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Tropical Africa - Senegal to Central African Republic, DR Congo, Kenya, south to Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique; SE Asia - Thailand, Cambodia
Usually in sand, often locally frequent in the shade of stream side and riverbank vegetation, in riverine forest understorey, on mushitu margins, also in high rainfall miombo, Androstachys forest, in semi-evergreen forest and mixed evergreen forest[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
]. Occasional monoecious forms are known[
A root decoction is taken as an aphrodisiac[
The leaves are used for wound dressing[
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