Elephant’s Ear – Common Macaranga
Macaranga tanarius is a plant found in South East Asia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, South China, Taiwan, and eastern Australia. It is commonly seen as a pioneer species in disturbed rainforest areas. Easily recognised for the round veiny leaves. In Australia it naturally occurs from the Richmond River, New South Wales to Cooktown in tropical Queensland.
|Macaranga tanarius - leaves|
Some of the many common names include parasol leaf tree, blush macaranga, nasturtium tree, David's heart and heart leaf.