# Could there be a phosphorus cycle on Venus?

Most of what I read says there is not any phosphorus on Venus, which I take to mean none in the atmosphere or none detected. I mean, it gets hit by iron-nickel meteorites and probably has some apatite in the crust.

There are $$CO_2$$ soluble phosphorus compounds, like $$PH_3$$, which could be leached out of rocks by the near supercritical lower atmosphere moved around and redeposited.

I am just throwing some thinking at it; what do you, people in the know, know?