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Useful Tropical Plants

Croton hovarum

Leandri

Euphorbiaceae

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General Information

Croton hovarum is a tree at lower elevations but becomes more shrub-like at elevations above 1,700 metres[
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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

The leaves are toxic, and infusions of this plant are known to cause coronary vasoconstriction[
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.
].

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 - central Madagascar.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The aerial parts of the plant, cooked with chicken bones, are used in the treatment of colic and acute weakness of the body[
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.
].

A methanol extract of the leaves contained several clerodane-type furano-diterpenes[
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

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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