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Useful Tropical Plants

Croton verrucosus

Radcl.-Sm. & Govaerts

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Croton echinocarpus Müll.Arg.

Common Name:

Croton verrucosus

General Information

Croton verrucosus is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing 6 - 10 metres tall. The bole is 20 - 30cm in diameter[
546
Title
Plantes Utiles Du Bresil
Publication
 
Author
Brocadet P.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
1921
ISBN
 
Description
A thesis, in French, giving information on a number of useful Brazilian plants.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber and range of local medicinal uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - southeast Brazil.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height8.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

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 bark is anthelmintic and strongly purgative[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. A decoction is used to treat ailments of the eyes, including trachoma[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. The bark is an ingredient in a bitters called 'Industrial Cascarille'[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

The bark is rich in tannins[
546
Title
Plantes Utiles Du Bresil
Publication
 
Author
Brocadet P.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
1921
ISBN
 
Description
A thesis, in French, giving information on a number of useful Brazilian plants.
].

The wood is white with a tint of pink. It is much sought after for making matchsticks and matchboxes[
546
Title
Plantes Utiles Du Bresil
Publication
 
Author
Brocadet P.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
1921
ISBN
 
Description
A thesis, in French, giving information on a number of useful Brazilian plants.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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