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The Genus Macaranga: A Prodromus

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Macaranga is a genus in the family Euphorbiaceae, comprising trees, treelets and some lianas. At its most diverse in South East Asia and New Guinea, the genus also occurs in Africa and Madagascar, continental Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Australia.

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Author: Timothy C. Whitmore. 312pp. 235 x 156 mm. 25 line drawings. Paperback, ISBN 9781842460924, Kew Publishing 2008.

Macaranga is a genus in the family Euphorbiaceae, comprising trees, treelets and some lianas - many of which are conspicuous large-leafed pioneers of disturbed habitats. There are 257 species, of which 21 are newly described in this work. Although at its most diverse in South East Asia and New Guinea, the genus also occurs in Africa and Madagascar, continental Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Australia. The book allows for ready identification of all species via both regional keys and keys within informal species groups. Twenty-five species are illustrated.

 

T.C. Whitmore (1935–2002) was an ecologist and forest botanist who specialised in South East Asian rain-forests. His interest in Macaranga started when he first visited the Malay Peninsula in the 1960s and noticed the remarkable ecological and morphological adaptations of these plants. He maintained this interest throughout his career. The Prodromus represents an initial overview of the systematics of this genus; sadly he died before he could finish it. His friends Peter Ashton (Harvard University) and Terry Pennington (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) agreed to work with his widow, Wendy, to complete the work. Gordon McPherson (Missouri Botanical Garden) contributed the Madagascan key and species accounts, Mike Lock (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) contributed accounts of some African species and Stuart Davies (Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University) two species from Borneo. Treatments of two Asian sections of Macaranga published separately by Davies are referred to here.  

 

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