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Macaranga mellifera

Prain

Euphorbiaceae

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General Information

Macaranga mellifera is a tree with ascending or spreading branches and a compact crown; it usually grows up to 18 metres tall, but can reach 30 metres[
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Flora Zambesiaca
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http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
Macaranga mellifera is a widespread and common species in moist forest patches across its range. Many of these forest patches are protected in national parks or forest reserves, especially in Zimbabwe and Malawi, and are no under threat. But some moist forests in part of its range in northern Mozambique are under threat and not protected. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2019)[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Eastern tropical Africa - Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Habitat

Moist forest patches and forest margins; at elevations from 1,200 - 1,900 metres[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
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

None known

Other Uses

The wood is white and soft[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
]. It is potentially useful for furniture and shelving[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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