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Useful Tropical Plants

Jatropha pelargoniifolia

Courbon

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Adenoropium forsskaolii Pohl

Croton villosus Forssk.

Jatropha glandulosa Vahl

Jatropha villosa (Forssk.) Müll.Arg.

Common Name:

Jatropha pelargoniifolia

General Information

Jatropha pelargoniifolia is a shrub that can grow from 20 - 200cm tall[
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.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

500
Title
Flora of Somalia
Publication
 
Author
Thulin M. (Editor)
Publisher
Kew Publishing, London.
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
Detailed information on the plants of the region, often adding notes on the plants uses.
,
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

East tropical Africa - Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya; Arabian Peninsula - Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia.

Habitat

Acacia-Commiphora bushland in sandy or rocky places; also on dunes; stony soils; red sand; gritty basement complex soil in clearings in dense mixed thickets; sandy soil on weathered sandstone in Euphorbia, Commiphora dwarf bushland[
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

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The sap of the petiole is applied to ulcers[
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.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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