Macaranga tanarius var. tomentosa

Macaranga tanarius (L.) Mull. Arg. var. tomentosa (Blume) Mull. Arg.

Status: Native; Not Assessed. Cultivated.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Growth Form or Habit: Small tree.

Leaves: Simple, spiral, toothed margin (those we see are usually 3- to 5-lobed), ovate-oblong, papery, apex acute to acuminate, base rounded to cordate, peltate. Venation like spider’s web. Petioles to 18 cm, slightly furry at least at tip, lamina furry on nerves below, sometimes only near petiole. Stipules broadly lanceolate, 8 by 3 to 20 by 7 mm, acuminate to caudate, furry sometimes just on mid-line or smooth.

Macaranga tanarius 05
Chemperai trail; 2011.

Macaranga tanarius 04
Chemperai trail; 2011.

Distribution: India and Ryuku Islands (Japan) to Queensland, Vanuatu (Pacific).

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