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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to Pacific.

[FTEA]

Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious or rarely monoecious trees or shrubs, usually with a simple indumentum
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate, stipulate, simple or lobate, entire or toothed, peltate or not, palminerved or penninerved, gland-dotted beneath
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules various
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary or subterminal, paniculate, racemose, spicate or conglomerate, usually solitary, sometimes fasciculate, shortly pedunculate; bracts varying in size, entire, lobate or fimbriate, gland-dotted and often also with larger glands within, ♂’s many-flowered, ♀’s usually 1-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers shortly pedicellate or subsessile; calyx globose or clavate and closed in bud, later splitting into 2–4 valvate lobes; petals 0; disc 0; stamens 1–5 or 10–30, filaments short, free or shortly connate at the base, anthers small, terminal, apicifixed, (2–)3–4-thecous and -valved, transversely or cruciately dehiscent; pistillode 0 Female flowers shortly pedicellate or subsessile; calyx truncate or shallowly toothed, later becoming broadly cupular, irregularly split or obliquely subspathaceous; petals 0; disc 0; ovary 1–3(–6)-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 1–3(–6), short or long, stout or slender, entire, free or connate at the base, rarely united in a globose mass
sex Male
Male flowers shortly pedicellate or subsessile; calyx globose or clavate and closed in bud, later splitting into 2–4 valvate lobes; petals 0; disc 0; stamens 1–5 or 10–30, filaments short, free or shortly connate at the base, anthers small, terminal, apicifixed, (2–)3–4-thecous and -valved, transversely or cruciately dehiscent; pistillode 0
sex Female
Female flowers shortly pedicellate or subsessile; calyx truncate or shallowly toothed, later becoming broadly cupular, irregularly split or obliquely subspathaceous; petals 0; disc 0; ovary 1–3(–6)-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 1–3(–6), short or long, stout or slender, entire, free or connate at the base, rarely united in a globose mass
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 2–3(–6)-lobed, dehiscing into 2–3(–6) bivalved cocci, or else not lobed, 1-chambered and subindehiscent, smooth, echinate or tuberculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds often globose or ± so, exotesta fleshy, endotesta crustaceous; albumen fleshy; cotyledons broad, flat.

[FZ]

Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious or rarely monoecious trees or shrubs, usually with a simple indumentum.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate, stipulate, simple or lobed, entire or toothed, peltate or not, palminerved and/or penninerved, gland-dotted on lower surface.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary or subterminal, racemose or paniculate, shortly pedunculate; bracts entire or lobed, glandular or not; male bracts many-flowered, female bracts usually 1-flowered; flowers shortly pedicellate or subsessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, globose or clavate, later valvately 2–4-partite; petals and disk absent; stamens 2–5 or 10–20, filaments short, free or ± connate at the base, anthers small, terminal, apicifixed, (2)3–4-celled, (2)3–4-valved, transversely or cruciately dehiscent; pistillode absent. Female flowers: calyx truncate or shallowly toothed, later becoming broadly cupular and splitting; petals and disk absent; ovary 1–3-celled, with 1 ovule per cell; styles 1–3, often rather stout, entire, free or connate at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits not lobed, or less often 2–3-lobed, dehiscing into bivalved cocci or subindehiscent, smooth or verrucose, usually glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ± globose; exotesta fleshy; endotesta crustaceous; albumen fleshy; cotyledons broad, flat.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Senegal, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Macaranga Thouars appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Harris, D.J. [2430], Central African Republic 60055.000
Harris, D.J. [2449], Central African Republic 60058.000
Harris, D.J. [2445], Central African Republic 63058.000
Barker, C. [22], Indonesia 72356.000
Barker, C. [23], Indonesia 72357.000

First published in Gen. Nov. Madagasc.: 26 (1806)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • Pax & K. Hoffm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Euph. 7: 298 (1914).
  • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 932

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Nov. Madag.: 26 (1806).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Pax in E.P. IV. 147(7): 298 (1914)
  • Prain in F.T.A. 6(1): 932 (1912)
  • G.P. 3(1): 320 (1880)
  • Muell. Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 987 (1866)
  • Gen. Nov. Madag.: 26 (1806)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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