Jatropha lobata aceroides Pax & K.Hoffm.
Jatropha aceroides is a shrub that is branched from the base with spreading branches; it can grow up to 1 metre tall[
The plant has potential for use as an antibacterial and as a pesticide for controlling the vectors of schistosomiasis.
The plant is poisonous to livestock[
Tropical Africa - Sudan.
Barren rocky slopes; sandy wadis; at elevations up to 700 metres[
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The methanol and chloroform extract of the root, stem and seeds showed significant antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus, and the stem and root extract also against Pseudomonas aeruginosa[
An infusion of the roots and stem is taken as a molluscicide[
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