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Useful Tropical Plants

Macaranga sphaerophylla

Baker

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Macaranga sphaerophylla
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Roger Lala Andriamiarisoa
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Macaranga sphaerophylla Macaranga sphaerophylla

General Information

Macaranga sphaerophylla is a shrub or a tree.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Madagascar.

Habitat

Humid and subhumid forests at elevations below 2,000 metres.

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
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

A leaf decoction is taken to treat rheumatism, sciatica and lumbar pain[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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