African Plant Database

Macaranga schweinfurthii Pax
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 92 (1894)
Information on the genus : Macaranga
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Macaranga rosea Pax (1899)
=Macaranga calophylla Pax (1909)
=Macaranga lecomtei Beille (1908)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub with many erect stems and branches, slightly sarmentous; or spreading tree to 10-12 m tall; or tree 18-40 m with a long straight clear bole to 12 m height and a flat crown; trunk and branches with spiny outgrowths to 6 cm long.
Ecology : Groundwater and swamp forests (mushitu); by lakes and swamps; gallery with Maesopsis, Erythrophleum; 900-1280 m alt. (and less?).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 288 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 107680
Record n°107680
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