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Mareya

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Mareya is a plant genus of the family Euphorbiaceae, first described as a genus in 1860.<ref name=q>Tropicos, genus Mareya</ref><ref>Baillon, Henri Ernest. 1860. Adansonia 1: 73-75 in Latin</ref> It is native to tropical western and central Africa.<ref name=b/><ref>Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.</ref><ref>Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.</ref><ref>Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon. Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.</ref><ref>Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.</ref><ref>Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo). Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.</ref><ref>Barberá, P., Velayos, M. & Aedo, C. (2013). Annotated checklist and identification keys of the Acalyphoideae (Euphorbiaceae) of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko and Río Muni). Phytotaxa 140: 1-25.</ref>

Uses

Mareya micrantha is said to have local anaesthetic properties. It is also used as an abortifacient.

Species<ref name=b>Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, genus Mareya</ref>
  1. Mareya aristata Prain - Gabon
  2. Mareya brevipes Pax - Cameroon, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Zaïre, Central African Republic, Uganda
  3. Mareya congolensis (J.Léonard) J.Léonard - Zaïre
  4. Mareya micrantha (Benth.) Müll.Arg. (syn M. spicata) - widespread from Liberia to Zaire
formerly included

transferred to Mareyopsis

References

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