Diasperus ciccodes (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Flueggeopsis microspermus K.Schum.
Flueggeopsis pelas K.Schum.
Phyllanthus baccatus F.Muell. ex Benth.
Phyllanthus novae-hollandiae Baill.
Phyllanthus pelas (K.Schum.) Pax & K.Hoffm.
Phyllanthus ciccoides is a shrub or a tree that can grow up to 10 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials. It is grown as a living fence and plant support.
Australasia - New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, northern Australia to the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu
Disturbed montane rain forest, tall secondary forest, garden regrowth, and in Imperata grass infested sites, on stream banks and in steep hill forest; at elevations up to 1,900 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A fast-growing tree[
In the Solomon Islands it is planted as a fallow crop, for live fences, and as a support tree for yams (Dioscorea spp.)[
The pounded leaves are boiled in a mixture with other ingredients in order to stain Pandanus leaves black for traditional mat making[
The wood is quite heavy and is used for beams and posts in traditional house building; it is also suitable for digging sticks, being used for purposes such as taro (Colocasia esculenta) cultivation[
The wood yields an average quality fuel[
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