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Macaranga tanarius, Parasol Leaf Tree

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 Macaranga tanarius
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Parasol Leaf Tree
Origin: Australia, Malaysia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
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This small tree is grown as an ornamental tree in landscaping and for reforestation projects in Hawai'i and other warm tropical regions of the world.

In Sumatra, the fruit of M. tanarius are added to palm juice and boiled to produce sugar for use in foods. Other uses include dyes made from it's leaves and fermented drinks made from the leaves and bark.

Related species -Macaranga grandifolia.

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 Macaranga tanarius, Parasol Leaf Tree

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