Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Phyllanthaceae

Description of the family

Comment: This family has recently been separated from Euphorbiaceae sensu lato and formerly was the subfamily Phyllanthoideae within that family, excluding Drypetes, which has become part of the small family Putranjivaceae.

Worldwide: 54-60 genera and c. 2000 species mostly pantropical but also many in southern temperate zones and some northern temperate

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated genera and 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Breynia J. Forst. & G. Forst.
Flueggea Willd.Description

Other sources of information about Phyllanthaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Phyllanthaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Phyllanthaceae
Flora of Malawi: Phyllanthaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Phyllanthaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Phyllanthaceae
Flora of Zambia: Phyllanthaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Phyllanthaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Phyllanthaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Phyllanthaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=297, retrieved 29 September 2016

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