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Useful Tropical Plants

Macaranga involucrata

(Roxb.) Baill.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Macaranga amboinensis (Müll.Arg.) Müll.Arg.

Macaranga asterolasia F.Muell.

Macaranga dalechampioides S.Moore

Macaranga keyensis (Warb.) Pax & K.Hoffm.

Macaranga mallotoides F.Muell.

Macaranga schleinitziana K.Schum.

Macaranga seta-felis Whitmore

Mappa amboinensis Müll.Arg.

Tanarius amboinensis (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Tanarius involucratus (Roxb.) Kuntze

Urtica involucrata Roxb.

Common Name:

Macaranga involucrata
Leaves
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General Information

Macaranga involucrata is a shrub or small tree growing from 2 - 10 metres tall[
327
Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

327
Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
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600
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 34
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University.
Year
1953
ISBN
 
Description
Amongst the various articles, it has a study of Pacific Island plants and a taxonomic review of the Podocarpus. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia to Papua New Guinea and northern Australia.

Habitat

Edges of rainforests at low elevations[
600
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 34
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University.
Year
1953
ISBN
 
Description
Amongst the various articles, it has a study of Pacific Island plants and a taxonomic review of the Podocarpus. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Usually found in secondary formations[
327
Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource that is still being developed, it gives detailed botanical descriptions of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae found growing in Malesia (the region from Peninsual Malaysia through Indonesia, the Philippines).
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitShrub
Height5.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the bark, mixed with cinnamon, liquorice, cubebs and cumin, is used as a gargle for treating swollen tonsils[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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Other Uses

The wood is very light and soft. It might be found serviceable for making splints[
601
Title
The Useful Native Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Maiden J.H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Turner & Co.; London.
Year
1889
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of the uses of many Australian plants and other species naturalised, or at least growing, in Australia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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Propagation

Seed -

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