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Useful Tropical Plants

Jatropha aceroides

(Pax & K.Hoffm.) Hutch.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Jatropha lobata aceroides Pax & K.Hoffm.

Common Name:

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General Information

Jatropha aceroides is a shrub that is branched from the base with spreading branches; it can grow up to 1 metre tall[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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The plant has potential for use as an antibacterial and as a pesticide for controlling the vectors of schistosomiasis.

Known Hazards

The plant is poisonous to livestock[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Website
http://www.prota.org
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Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Botanical References

515
Title
Flora of Tropical Africa Vol 1 - 8
Publication
 
Author
Var
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; Ashford, Kent.
Year
1868 - 1917
ISBN
 
Description
Very little information on habitat, range and uses, but gives good descriptions of the plants. It can be downloaded from the internet.

Range

Tropical Africa - Sudan.

Habitat

Barren rocky slopes; sandy wadis; at elevations up to 700 metres[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Properties

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HabitShrub
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

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[
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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

An infusion of the roots and stem is taken as a molluscicide[
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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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