Phyllanthus beillei Hutch.

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Phyllanthus beillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique.

Phyllanthus beillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique.

Phyllanthus beillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique.

Phyllanthus beillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique.

Phyllanthus beillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique.

Phyllanthus beillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Phyllanthus beillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Phyllanthus beillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Phyllanthus beillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Phyllanthus grahamii Hutch & M.B. Moss
Phyllanthus nyassae Pax & K. Hoffm.
Phyllanthus stolzianus Pax & K. Hoffm.
Phyllanthus welwitschianus Müll. Arg. var. beillei (Hutch.) Radcl.-Sm.
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Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched twiggy shrub, up to 3 m tall, spreading and often wider than tall. Leaves alternate in a horizontal plane, elliptic-obovate to oblong-oblanceolate, up to 7 × 3 cm. Flowers in axillary clusters, pendent below the leaves, unisexual always on different plants (male), pale creamy yellowish-green, with spreading petal-like sepals. Fruit a 3-lobed capsule, c. 8 mm in diameter.
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Habitat: In riverine forest and high rainfall miombo wood, often on sandy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: From Guinée to CAR and DRC and Angola; in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also very disjunct populations in Thailand and Cambodia.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS,GI
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Content last updated: Friday 1 September 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 149. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 419. As Phyllanthus welwitschianus (Includes a picture).

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

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 84 - 85.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 88.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Phyllanthus beillei.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134100, retrieved 20 November 2019

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