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Useful Tropical Plants

Jatropha aethiopica

Müll.Arg.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Jatropha sabdariffa Schweinf.

Common Name:

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General Information

Jatropha aethiopica is a perennial plant with stems that have few branches, are more or less woody and can persist for several years. It can grow up to 1 metre tall from a tuberous rootstock[
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African Flowering Plants Database
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

East tropical Africa - Sudan, Ethiopia.

Habitat

Deciduous woodland with Pterocarpus, Terminalia, Borassus, etc.; at elevations up to 1,050 metres[
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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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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The root and stem extract is taken to treat epilepsy and rabies[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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