Macaranga alnifolia is a tree that can grow from 7 - 13 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.
Macaranga alnifolia is endemic and widespread in Madagascar, and a number of subpopulations grow well inside protected areas. There are no specific threats to this species although its habitat is threatened by wildfire, agriculture, logging and artisanal mining. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2019)[
Africa - central and eastern Madagascar
Dry, deciduous forest[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
An infusion of the leaves is used as a treatment for headaches and feeling cold[
The wood is used as timber. The wood is alo used to make a traditional musical instrument known as 'Jejo lava'[
The wood is used for fuel[
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