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Useful Tropical Plants

Jatropha erythropoda

Pax & K.Hoffm.

Euphorbiaceae

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General Information

Jatropha erythropoda is an erect, several-stemmed somewhat fleshy perennial herb; it can grow up to 30 cm tall from an elongate or ellipsoid tuber that is up to 16 cm long and 3.5cm wide, lying some 15cm below ground-level[
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Flora Zambesiaca
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An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Southern Africa - Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, S. Africa.

Habitat

Sandveld grassland; shallow pan margins; wooded grassland with Acacia and Combretum; at elevations from 900 - 1,400 metres[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.25 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the rhizome is drunk to treat blood in the urine and stomach-ache[
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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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The plant is rubbed on the skin to treat wounds and venereal diseases[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Author
 
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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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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