African Plant Database

Macaranga capensis (Baill.) Benth. ex Sim
Information on the genus : Macaranga
Basionym : Mappa capensis Baill.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Macaranga capensis (Baill.) Benth. ex Sim var. capensis
 Mallotus capensis (Baill.) Müll. Arg. (1865)
 Mappa capensis Baill.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Macaranga inopinata Prain (1912)
=Macaranga ruwenzorica Pax (1909)
=Macaranga bachmannii Pax (1897)
=Macaranga multiglandulosa Pax & K. Hoffm. (1914)
=Macaranga usambarica Pax & K. Hoffm. (1914)
Taxon infra-specific
Macaranga capensis (Baill.) Benth. ex Sim var. capensis
Macaranga capensis var. kilimandscharica (Pax) Friis & M.G. Gilbert
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 4,5-18-27 m, often with a pyramidal crown, much branched, the branches ascending, or with a broad, spreading crown; stem ± buttressed; trunk and branches with short spines.
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Ecology : Evergreen forest; forest patches in grassland; secondary or disturbed forests; forest margins; riverine and gully forests; woodland on mountain slopes; swamp forest (mushitu) margins; locally common to dominant;..305-3000 m alt.
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Record n°174131 modified 2014-08-28
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