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Macaranga tanarius (L.) Mull.Arg.
Macaranga
A dioecious shrub from northern Australia. This species has peltate leaves.
It was collected by Banks and Solander at Cooktown in 1770.

  Macaranga tanarius Macaranga tanarius
 
  Description:Female flower Description:Female flowers
  Location:Deep Creek, Kewarra Beach, North Queensland Location:Deep Creek, Kewarra Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚47.2392S, 145˚40.5096E GPS coordinates:16˚47.2392S, 145˚40.5096E
  Date: 13 August 2017 Date: 13 August 2017
  Field No.: 6219 Field No.: 6219
     
  Macaranga tanarius Macaranga tanarius
 
  Description:Female plant with hungry grasshopper Description:Female flowers with bracts
  Location:Deep Creek, Kewarra Beach, North Queensland Location:Deep Creek, Kewarra Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚47.2392S, 145˚40.5096E GPS coordinates:16˚47.2392S, 145˚40.5096E
  Date: 13 August 2017 Date: 13 August 2017
  Field No.: 6219 Field No.: 6219
     
  Macaranga tanarius Macaranga tanarius
 
Description:Male flower Description:Male flowers
  Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:15˚29.5146S, 145˚16.4928E GPS coordinates:15˚29.5146S, 145˚16.4928E
  Date: 30 July 2017 Date: 30 July 2017
  Field No.:6208 Field No.:6208
     
  Macaranga tanarius Macaranga tanarius
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Male flowers showing bracts
  Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:15˚29.5146S, 145˚16.4928E GPS coordinates:15˚29.5146S, 145˚16.4928E
  Date: 30 July 2017 Date: 30 July 2017
  Field No.:6208 Field No.:6208
     
  Macaranga tanarius Macaranga tanarius
 
  Description:Peltate leaf Description:Leaf - underside
  Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:15˚29.5146S, 145˚16.4928E GPS coordinates:15˚29.5146S, 145˚16.4928E
  Date: 30 July 2017 Date: 30 July 2017
  Field No.:6208 Field No.:6208
     
  Macaranga tanarius Macaranga tanarius
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Tree
  Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:15˚29.5146S, 145˚16.4928E GPS coordinates:15˚29.5146S, 145˚16.4928E
  Date: 30 July 2017 Date: 30 July 2017
  Field No.:6208 Field No.:6208
     

 

References (accessed 13 August 2017):

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Macaranga_tanarius.htm

https://www.somemagneticislandplants.com.au/index.php/plants/440-macaranga-tanarius

Airy Shaw, H.K. (1980), A partial synopsis of the Euphorbiaceae - Platylobeae of Australia (excluding Phyllanthus, Euphorbia and Calycopeplus). Kew Bulletin 35(3): 649

Williams, K.A.W. (1980), Native Plants of Queensland 1: 182


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Macaranga tanarius