Macaranga peltata Boivin ex Baill.
Tanarius cuspidatus (Boivin ex Baill.) Kuntze
Macaranga cuspidata is a shrub or a tree that can grow around 10 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Macaranga cuspidata is a widespread species in Madagascar. Although its habitats are threatened by deforestation caused by to agriculture and fire, the threats are not thought be significant enough to threaten this species. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Africa - northeastern and eastern Madagascar.
Dry, subhumid and humid forests; at elevations up to 1,500 metres.
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
The aromatic stem bark is crushed on insect bites[
The wood is used to make poles, which are suitable for humid soils as they do not rot[
The wood is used for fuel[
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