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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. It is native to tropical western and central Africa. Uses Mareya micrantha is said to have local anaesthetic properties. It is also used as an abortifacient. Species 1. \n* Mareya aristata Prain - Gabon 2. \n* Mareya brevipes Pax - Cameroon, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Zaïre, Central African Republic, Uganda 3. \n* Mareya congolensis (J.Léonard) J.Léonard - Zaïre 4. \n* Mareya micrantha (Benth.) Müll.Arg. (syn M. spicata) - widespread from Liberia to Zaireformerly included
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