Check List 18(2): 411-417, doi: 10.15560/18.2.411
Phyllanthus tenellus Roxb. (Phyllanthaceae), a newly naturalising species in Morocco
expand article infoHamid Khamar, Ouafae Benkhnigue, Allal Douira§, Lahcen Zidane§, Amina Ouazzani Touhami§
‡ Department of Botany and Plant Ecology, Scientific Institute, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco§ Plant, Animal Productions and Agro-industry Laboratory, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco
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We report the herbaceous plant Phyllanthus tenellus Roxb., a species native to tropical regions, from Morocco. This is the first time that the genus and species are reported from Morocco and continental North Africa. We found this species to be naturalising in several localities in north-western Morocco. A morphological description, the geographic distribution, and notes on the ecology of this species are provided. We present for the first time photographs of P. tenellus from continental North Africa.

Alien flora, chorology, Euphorbiaceae, Malpighiales, Morocco, new records, North Africa