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  1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Macaranga Thouars
      1. Macaranga heterophylla (Müll.Arg.) Müll.Arg.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Euphorbiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A forest shrub or tree, 10–30 ft. high
    Spines
    Branchlets armed with spines
    Flowers
    Flowers tinged pink
    Fruits
    Fruits bilobed, hall-succulent, pink or red, dusted with sticky golden glands.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Macaranga heterophylla (Müll.Arg.) Müll.Arg. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [5186], Sierra Leone 15818.000
    Welwitsch [464], Guinea-Bissau K000425805 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 15(2): 993 (1866)

    Accepted by

    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 70.
    • Chev. Bot. 580
    • Pax & K. Hoffm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Euph. 7: 314
    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 936

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0