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[
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)[
Eastern tropical Africa - Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Moist forest patches and forest margins; at elevations from 1,200 - 1,900 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
The wood is white and soft[
]. It is potentially useful for furniture and shelving[
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