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Useful Tropical Plants

Croton elaeagni

Baill.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Croton elaeagni

General Information

Croton elaeagni is a shrub.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use and as an insect-repellent material for stuffing mattresses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

740
Title
Annales Du Musée Colonial De Marseille Series 5 Volume 7.
Publication
 
Author
Leandri M.J.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Faculté Des Sciences De Marseille
Year
1939
ISBN
 
Description
Includes a monograph on the genus Croton in Madagascar. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Africa - western Madagascar.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the bark is taken to treat a cough[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

The aromatic leafy branches are used as a mattress filler to repel insects, especially lice[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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