Phyllanthus macranthus Pax
var. macranthus

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Phyllanthus macranthus var. macranthus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mehenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Phyllanthus macranthus var. macranthus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mehenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Phyllanthus macranthus var. macranthus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mehenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Phyllanthus macranthus var. macranthus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mehenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Phyllanthus macranthus var. macranthus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mehenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub up to 1.5 m high. lateral leafy shoots mostly up to 3 cm long. Leaves opposite, elliptic-pbovate to almost circular, 3-17 mm long, fleshy, pale green, asperulous along midrib, veins and margins but otherwise hairless. Stipules 1 mm long triangular-lanceolate, pale brown. Flowers solitary, unisexual on the same plant, sometimes on different plants. Male flowers creamy-white with a green midrib on the speals; female flowers pale greenish with a creamy-white margin. Fruit depressed subglobose or somewhat 3-lobed, 2.2 × 3.5 mm, smooth, olive-green.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: macranthus: large-flowered (for this genus).
Habitat: In dry mixed deciduous woodland on sandy soils and on rocky outcrops with Brachystegia tamarindoides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1070 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 23 February 2015
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 251.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 42.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 73 - 74.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Phyllanthus macranthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Phyllanthus macranthus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Phyllanthus macranthus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Phyllanthus macranthus var. macranthus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134230, retrieved 21 November 2017

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