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Useful Tropical Plants

Croton noronhae

Baill.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Aubertia argentea Chapel. ex Baill.

Croton hypochalibaeus Baill.

Oxydectes noronhae (Baill.) Kuntze

Common Name:

Croton noronhae

General Information

Croton noronhae is an evergreen shrub growing 1 - 2 metres tall[
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 use to make a highly intoxicating drink.

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 - eastern Madagascar.

Habitat

Littoral forest and by the coast[
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.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

A bitter alcoholic beverage is made from the bark, causing euphoria. The beverage can cause severe poisoning even at relatively low intake[
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.
].

Medicinal

The leaves are anodyne[
565
Title
Madagascar. An Environmental Profile.
Publication
 
Author
Jenkins M.D. (Editor)
Publisher
World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Cambridge.
Year
1987
ISBN
2-88032-607-9
Description
Contains a list of the Ethnobotanical uses of Madagascar plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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