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  1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Macaranga Thouars
      1. Macaranga spinosa Müll.Arg.

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

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A forest shrub or tree, to 40 ft. or more high
    Spines
    Branchlets armed with spines.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Macaranga spinosa Müll.Arg. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 2010 Cheek, M. [11700], Cameroon K000338843
    Apr 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [4244], Cameroon K000026543
    Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [153], Cameroon K000011546
    Jan 1, 1992 Ndam, N. [523], Cameroon K000011544
    Jan 1, 1992 Ndam, N. [535], Cameroon K000011545
    Mann, G. [1160], Equatorial Guinea K000425819
    Mann, G. [1160], Equatorial Guinea K000425818
    Cheek, M. [3457], Cameroon K000199872
    Welwitsch [447-448], Angola K000425835

    Bibliography

    First published in Flora 47: 466 (1864)

    Accepted by

    • Barberá, P., Velayos, M. & Aedo, C. (2013). Annotated checklist and identification keys of the Acalyphoideae (Euphorbiaceae) of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko and Río Muni) Phytotaxa 140: 1-25.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 66, t. 148.
    • Pax & K. Hoffm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Euph. 7: 331
    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 944

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.

    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