Macaranga beillei is a shrub or a tree that can grow up to 5 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
There has been widespread degradation and loss of the coastal forests to which this species is confined. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
West tropical Africa - Guinea, Cote D'Ivoire.
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
The crushed leaves, combined with the crushed aerial parts of Scleria boivinii and vegetable salt made from the bark of Calpocalyx aubrevillei, are wrapped in the leaves of Thaumatococcus daniellii, cooked, and the decoction drunk as a treatment for cough[
If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.