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Macaranga mappa
(L.) Mull.Arg., Euphorbiaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  High risk, score: 11 (Go to the risk assessment)

Other Latin names:  Ricinus mappa L.

Common name(s): [more details]

English: bingabing

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Trees 5-10 m tall.  Leaves very large, peltate, orbicular-ovate to broadly ovate, 60-100 cm long, petioles 30-60 cm long, stipules 6-15 cm long.  Staminate flowers in panicles 15-20 cm long, bracts and calyx pink, stamens ± 10, anthers tetrathecal; pistillate flowers in dense, bracteate clusters, ovary 2-celled, styles ca. 10 mm long, connate at base.  Capsules 2-3-celled, 8-10 mm long, glabrous, each valve armed with 2 spine-like processes.  (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 624).

Habitat/ecology:  In Hawai‘i, "naturalized in low elevation mesic to wet areas and disturbed mesic valleys, 0-220 m" (Wagner et al., 1999; p. 624).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Indonesia (Celebes, Moluccas); also cultivated (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawai‘i (Big) Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 624)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
Wagner, Warren L./Herbst, Derral R./Sohmer, S. H. (1999) (p. 624)
Voucher cited: MacDaniels 460a (BISH)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Celebes, Moluccas


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This page was created on 12 MAY 2005 and was last updated on 20 MAY 2013.