Maerua crassifolia Forssk. [family CAPPARACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource. Maerua crassifolia Forssk., Fl. Aegypt-Arab. Blatter & Hallb. in J. Ind. Bot. ; Pax & Hoffm., l.c. ; Elffers et al, l.c. 40; Hedge & Lamond. Learn more about the Maerua – with amazing Maerua photos and facts on Arkive.

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The 18th-century taxonomist was Peter Forskalwho visited Yemen in the s. It is considered slow-growing. Crushed leaves are applied to the body to alleviate fever. Terms of Use – The craseifolia portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only.

Maerua crassifolia

Retrieved from ” https: It is worshipped at Edfu along with the Balanite and the Acacia. They are also rich in fat 7. In West Africa unspecified parts crassifklia used in a mixture with other plants to treat syphilis. Maerua crassifolia occurs in dry savanna, deciduous bushland, thickets and semi-desert scrubland on sandy soils, from sea-level up to m altitude. The standard author abbreviation Crassifooia.

The wood is very hard and is used to make poles, handles, ploughs, water-troughs and staves. As a browse it is a feed for all species of livestock except horses.

Maerua crassifolia Forssk.

See Terms of Use for details. Branches are twisted and often densely leaved. A macerate of crushed fresh leaves is mixed with butter and is given as a cure for diarrhoea. Proto-alkaloids with a pyrrolidine moiety are thought to be responsible for the antiplasmodial activity.


Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Fruit a cylindrical capsule up crassifolix 5 —7 cm long, markedly contracted between the mafrua, grey to brown, densely pubescent, up to seeded. Help us share the wonders of the natural world. In Yemen, John R.

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Views Read View source View history. Cooking reduces the bitterness of the leaves. In Kenya the ash is used by the Maasai people as a black dye. Lipids and triterpenes from Maerua crassifolia growing in Egypt. The juice of fresh leaves helps to overcome constipation and is mixed with water and porridge against common cold.

The use and misuse of shrubs and trees as fodder. Optimal growth conditions are mm annual rainfall Diatta et al. Flowers bisexual; pedicel 3—10 mm long; sepals 3— 4 —57—9 mm long, obtuse, papery, pubescent; petals absent; stamens 23—45, filaments 1—2 cm long, white; ovary on a gynophore up to 2 cm long, cylindrical, 1-celled. Retrieved January crazsifolia, Grazed foliage was found to be palatable to goats in rainy and dry seasons and it was one of the most selected maeruaa in all seasons.

Maerua crassifolia is palatable to horses but the flowering shoots are not browsed by them Burkill, By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. It grows in deciduous bush land, thickets and semi-desert scrub near rivers, from sea level up to an altitude of m in East Africa CJB, An infusion of dried leaves is drunk to arrest vomiting and to cure stomach-ache.


Crassigolia West Africa Crassivolia crassifolia drassifolia usually spared when clearing land, often protected and sometimes even planted. You cfassifolia help Wikipedia by expanding it. Crushed leaves and leaf decoctions are used in ethno-medicine to treat fever, stomach disorders and skin affections Burkill, This page was last modified on 20 Octoberat Comparison of the feeding value of local browse species.

Plants in Israel: Maerua crassifolia

In the Sudan bark is used for purification of water. Its presence is not often mentioned — seven times — as a sacred tree, but it is rather widely attested in the Egyptian toponymy in the Southern as well as in the Northern area.

Which species are on the crrassifolia to recovery? The ranges of both of these taxa overlap in southern and western Arabia. The standard author abbreviation Chiov.

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