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Useful Tropical Plants

Macaranga trichocarpa

(Zoll.) Müll.Arg.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Macaranga borneensis Müll.Arg.

Macaranga helferi Müll.Arg.

Macaranga minutiflora Müll.Arg.

Mappa trichocarpa Zoll.

Mappa zollingeriana Miq.

Tanarius borneensis (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Tanarius helferi (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Tanarius minutiflorus (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Tanarius trichocarpus (Zoll.) Kuntze

Common Name:

Macaranga trichocarpa
Flowers and leaves
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General Information

Macaranga trichocarpa is an evergreen shrub or a tree with ascending branches; it can grow 10 - 15 metres tall[
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Title
Biotik, Laos
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http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
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Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
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The tree has potential for use as a pioneer species for restoring native woodland.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
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Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
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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).

Range

E. Asia - Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Usually in very disturbed secondary forest, especially scrub or abandoned shifting cultivation areas, but also present in gaps in primary forest. Often along forest edges and road sides where it can form pure stands; at elevations to 500 metres[
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Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
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Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
Publisher
 
Year
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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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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height12.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Found in the wild on sandy loam, sandy clay and red-yellow podsolic soils[
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Title
Euphorbiaceae of Malesia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/euphorbs/
Publisher
 
Year
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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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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

A common pioneer species in areas of secondary growth in the forest, it could be used in reforestation projects[
443
Title
Biotik, Laos
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://biotik.org/species_list_laos.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Information on more than 100 species of Laotian trees.
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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