Overview

Macaranga


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(family Euphorbiaceae)

A genus of trees in which the leaves are often palmately lobed or nerved with conspicuous stipules. Some have hollow, ant-inhabited twigs. Many are fast-growing pioneer trees with soft wood. There are about 240 species, occurring in tropical and subtropical forests from Africa to Polynesia, southern China, and Queensland.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.