Phyllanthus serpentinicola Radcl.-Sm.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Notes: Abundant but localised suffrutex, to the Southern Great Dyke on serpentine soils on slopes with chrome seams. Included for Division C because the type (Wild 5590) is from that division.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 173.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 140.

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 61 - 62. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Phyllanthus serpentinicola
African Plant Database: Phyllanthus serpentinicola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Phyllanthus serpentinicola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Phyllanthus serpentinicola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Phyllanthus serpentinicola
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iNaturalist: Phyllanthus serpentinicola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Phyllanthus serpentinicola
JSTOR Plant Science: Phyllanthus serpentinicola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Phyllanthus serpentinicola
Plants of the World Online: Phyllanthus serpentinicola
Tropicos: Phyllanthus serpentinicola
Wikipedia: Phyllanthus serpentinicola

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Phyllanthus serpentinicola., retrieved 19 May 2024

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