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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Phyllanthaceae
Subfamilia: Phyllanthoideae
Tribus: Poranthereae
Genus: Actephila
Species: A. alanbakeri – A. albidula – A. anthelminthica – A. aurantiaca – A. bella – A. championiae – A. collinsiae – A. daii – A. discoidea – A. dolichopoda – A. emarginata – A. excelsa – A. flavescens – A. foetida – A. forsteri – A. grandifolia – A. latifolia – A. lindleyi – A. longipedicellata – A. macrantha – A. merrilliana – A. mooreana – A. nitidula – A. ovalis – A. petiolaris – A. pierrei – A. platysepala – A. plicata – A. puberula – A. saccata – A. sessilifolia – A. stipularis – A. subsessilis – A. traceyi – A. trichogyna – A. venusta – A. vernicosa

Actephila Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 12: 581. (1825)

Type species: Non designatus


Lithoxylon Endl., Gen. Pl.: 1122 (1840).
Anomospermum Dalzell, Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3: 228. (Aug) 1851, nom. illeg. hom. – non Anomospermum Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 2, 7(37): 36, 39. (Jan) 1851.


Blume, C.L. von}} 1825. Bijdragen tot de Flora van Nederlandsch Indie 12: 581.
Forster, P.I. 2005. A taxonomic revision of Actephila Blume (Euphorbiaceae/Phyllanthaceae) in Australia. Austrobaileya 7(1): 57-98. JSTOR Paywall Reference page.
Heijkoop, M. & Vanwelzen, P.C. 2017. A revision of the genus Actephila (Phyllanthaceae) in the Malesian region. Blumea-Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants 62(1): 7-25. DOI: 10.3767/000651917X694985 Open access Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Actephila in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Apr. 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Actephila. Published online. Accessed: 15 January 2017.
Farr, E.R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996 onwards. Anomospermum in Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Accessed: 2017 January 15.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Actephila in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 2017-01-15. 2017. Actephila. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 15 January 2017.

Actephila is a genus of plants in the family Phyllanthaceae, first described as a genus in 1826. It is one of 8 genera in the tribe Poranthereae, and is most closely related to Leptopus. The name of the genus is derived from two Greek words, akte, "the seashore", and philos, "loving". It refers to a coastal habitat.[4]

Actephila consists of monoecious trees, shrubs, and subshrubs. The genus is not well understood and is in much need of revision.[1] It is native to Southeast Asia, China, the Himalayas, Papuasia and northern Australia.[3][5]


Actephila albidula Gagnep.
Actephila anthelminthica Gagnep.
Actephila aurantiaca Ridl.
Actephila bella P.I.Forst.
Actephila championiae P.I.Forst.
Actephila collinsiae W.Hunter ex Craib
Actephila daii Yhin
Actephila dolichopoda Airy Shaw
Actephila excelsa (Dalzell) Müll.Arg.
Actephila flavescens P.I.Forst.
Actephila foetida Domin
Actephila grandifolia (Müll.Arg.) Baill.
Actephila latifolia Benth.
Actephila lindleyi (Steud.) Airy Shaw
Actephila longipedicellata (Merr.) Croizat
Actephila macrantha Gagnep.
Actephila mearsii C.T.White
Actephila merrilliana Chun
Actephila nitidula Gagnep.
Actephila ovalis (Ridl.) Gage
Actephila petiolaris Benth.
Actephila pierrei Gagnep.
Actephila platysepala Gagnep.
Actephila plicata P.I.Forst.
Actephila sessilifolia Benth.
Actephila subsessilis Gagnep.
Actephila traceyi P.I.Forst.
Actephila trichogyna Airy Shaw
Actephila venusta P.I.Forst.
Actephila vernicosa P.I.Forst.

Formerly included[3]

moved to other genera: Cleidion Excoecaria Pentabrachion Phyllanthus

A. africana - Pentabrachion reticulatum
A. flaviflora - Phyllanthus flaviflorus
A. megistophylla - Cleidion megistophyllum
A. rectinervis - Excoecaria rectinervis
A. reticulata - Pentabrachion reticulatum


Maria S. Vorontsova and Petra Hoffmann. 2008. "A phylogenetic classification of tribe Poranthereae (Phyllanthaceae)." Kew Bulletin 63(1):41-59.
Actephila In: Index Nominum Genericorum. In: Regnum Vegetabile (see External links below).
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Umberto Quattrocchi. 2000. CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names volume I. CRC Press: Boca Raton; New York; Washington,DC;, USA. London, UK. ISBN 978-0-8493-2675-2 (vol. I). (see External links below).
Flora of China Vol. 11 Page 168 喜光花属 xi guang hua shu Actephila Blume, Bijdr. 581. 1826.

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