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Useful Tropical Plants

Macaranga myriolepida

Baker

Euphorbiaceae


This species is sometimes treated as no more than a synonym of Macaranga alnifolia Baker.

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General Information

Macaranga myriolepida is a much-branched, erect shrub or a tree.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - central Madagascar.

Habitat

Humid and subhumid forests at elevations between 500 - 2,500 metres.

Properties

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HabitTree
Height0.00 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

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Other Uses

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The wood of large-stemmed trees is used to make boats[
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Propagation

Seed -

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