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Useful Tropical Plants

Croton sonderianus

Müll.Arg.

Euphorbiaceae


This species is accepted in the Kew database 'Plants of the World online' (http://plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:343502-1#synonyms, accessed 19/11/2020) but is treated as a synonym of Croton jacobinensis Baill. In the Flora do Brasil 2020 (http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/listaBrasil/FichaPublicaTaxonUC/FichaPublicaTaxonUC.do?id=FB17540, accessed 19/11/2020)

+ Synonyms

Oxydectes sonderiana (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze

Common Name: Marmeleiro

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General Information

Croton sonderianus
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and as an ingredient in cosmetics.
Croton sonderianus

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - northeast Brazil

Habitat

Secondary growth and as an invading weed[
739
Title
Medicinal Plants of Brazil
Publication
 
Author
Mors W.B.; Rizzini C.T.; Pereira N.A.
Publisher
Reference Publications; Michigan.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-917256-42-5
Description
An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1,500 species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.
].

Properties

Height0.00 m

Cultivation Details


Most Croton species are relatively indifferent to their habitat and can grow on a wide range of soils in both disturbed and undisturbed vegetation[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The aromatic bark is used in an infusion as a stomachic[[
739
Title
Medicinal Plants of Brazil
Publication
 
Author
Mors W.B.; Rizzini C.T.; Pereira N.A.
Publisher
Reference Publications; Michigan.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-917256-42-5
Description
An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1,500 species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.
].

Hardwickiic acid, in combination with 3,5-secotrachylobanic acid, was found in the resin of the root of this species. It has show antimicrobial activity[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

An essential oil obtained fron the leaves and stems is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a fragrance[
1243
Title
CosIng
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
].
All parts of the plant contain aromatic essential oils that resemble pine oil in their composition. The man omponents are alpha-pinene amd beta-caryophyllene[
739
Title
Medicinal Plants of Brazil
Publication
 
Author
Mors W.B.; Rizzini C.T.; Pereira N.A.
Publisher
Reference Publications; Michigan.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-917256-42-5
Description
An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1,500 species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.
]. Its use as an industrial solvent has been suggested[
739
Title
Medicinal Plants of Brazil
Publication
 
Author
Mors W.B.; Rizzini C.T.; Pereira N.A.
Publisher
Reference Publications; Michigan.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-917256-42-5
Description
An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1,500 species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-04-17. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Croton+sonderianus>

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