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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Plants in Israel: Maerua crassifolia

The useful plants of west tropical Africa, 2nd edition. Information on Maerua crassifolia is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Rodents of Unusual Size. The wood is very hard and is used to make poles, handles, ploughs, water-troughs and staves.

Maerua crassifolia Forssk.

Nutrient content of two indigenous plant foods of the Western Sahel: According to the Egyptians, the oasis of Siwa was considered as the place of the ima trees and Imaou — the name of which indicates the presence of the species Maerua crassifolia — is a town on the fringe of the Western delta. It is native to Africa, tropical Arabia, and Israelbut is disappearing from Egypt. To heal saddle wounds crushed leaves are poured on or leaves are cooked in butter and used as a topical application.

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In Ethiopia the leaves are eaten as a vegetable.

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. In the Sudan bark is used for purification of water.

In Niger the strongly-scented leaves have been analysed for nutritional parameters and compared with other wild leafy vegetables. Few pharmacological analyses have been done, however, of the different plant parts, and more research is needed to evaluate its potential as a medicinal plant.

Maerua crassifolia

See Terms of Use for details. X Close Image credit. 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. An infusion of crushed stem bark is drunk or used as maeruua enema to cure stomach-ache. Both tribes fumigate containers with a burning stick and state it crawsifolia a good smell.

Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans. In Sudan the stems are used to treat malaria and a methanol extract of the stem showed malaria parasite control. Different extracts of leaves of Maerua crassifolia from Mali were tested for antioxidant, fungicidal, larvicidal and molluscicidal activity but no significant activity was observed.

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Maerua crassifolia – Wikipedia

Fodder plants in the Sahel zone of Africa. This results in drastic reduction of tick numbers and diarrhoea. Fruit a cylindrical capsule up to 5 —7 cm long, markedly contracted between the seeds, grey to brown, densely pubescent, up to seeded. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. However, the Chamus and the Rendille people of Kenya do use the wood as firewood. Cookies help us deliver our services.

This page was last modified on 20 Octoberat Possibilities of propagation by cutting at maerua crassifolia forssk.

Views Read Edit View history. It also occurs in North Africa and from peninsular Arabia east to Pakistan. It is especially important during the dry season.

Derivation of the botanical name: Utilisation of some browse plants of Eastern Sudan by camel and goat. The plant is used as a fodder for sheep and goats. Maerua crassifolia has many medicinal and other uses.