Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales


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: 10 genera and 70 taxa.

Bridelia mollis

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

Andrachne L.Description, Image
Antidesma L.Description, Image
Bridelia Willd.Description, Image
Cleistanthus Hook. f. ex Planch.Description, Image
Flueggea Willd.Description, Image
Hymenocardia Wall. ex Lindl.Description, Image
Margaritaria L.f.Description, Image
Phyllanthus L.Description, Image
Pseudolachnostylis PaxDescription, Image
Uapaca Baill.Description, Image

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: cultivated 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: Family page: Phyllanthaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=297, retrieved 22 October 2016

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