Mappa hypoleuca Rchb.f. & Zoll.
Tanarius hypoleucus (Rchb.f. & Zoll.) Kuntze
Macaranga hypoleuca is a sub-canopy tree growing up to 30 metres tall. The bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is gathered from the wild for local use as a medicine and timber. It has excellent potential for use in native reforestation projects[
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia.
]. In open sites (gaps) in mixed dipterocarp forests at elevations up to 700 metres[
]. Common in secondary forests, especially along roads. Often on alluvial sites and along rivers, mostly on clay soils[
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Requires a sunny position[
]. The plant appears to be quite tolerant of a range of soil conditions, it can be found in the wild on richer shale-derived soils as well as on sandstone-derived soils[
Plants commence flowering when quite small[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required[
The plant is antispasmodic, expectorant and febrifuge[
A common and widespread early successional tree, it grows in a wide range of habitats and appears to be quite tolerant of a range of soil conditions. It colonizes forests after selective logging, and regenerates abundantly following shifting agriculture[
]. It has a good potential for use in reforestation projects, especially of native forests[
The wood is used for house building[
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