If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.
Useful Tropical Plants

Sclerocroton integerrimus

Hochst.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Excoecaria hochstetteriana Müll.Arg.

Excoecaria integerrima (Hochst.) Müll.Arg.

Excoecaria reticulata (Hochst.) Müll.Arg.

Sapium armatum Pax & K.Hoffm.

Sapium integerrimum (Hochst.) J.Léonard

Sapium reticulatum (Hochst.) Pax

Sclerocroton reticulatus Hochst.

Stillingia integerrima (Hochst.) Baill.

Tragia integerrima Hochst.

Tragia natalensis Hochst.

Common Name:

Sclerocroton integerrimus
Leaves
Photograph by: Michaelwild
Creative Commons License
Sclerocroton integerrimus Sclerocroton integerrimus Sclerocroton integerrimus Sclerocroton integerrimus Sclerocroton integerrimus

General Information

Sclerocroton integerrimus is a shrub or a tree with pendulous branches; it can grow from 2 - 8 metres 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.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood and tannins.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
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.

Range

Africa - Guinea, DR Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, S. Africa.

Habitat

Open Uapaca woodland; wooded grassland with Brachystegia, Sterculia, Adansonia; often dry forest and associated thicket or wooded grassland; sometimes riverine; at elevations from 100 - 910 metres[
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 *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A root decoction is used as a mouthwash to treat toothache[
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.
].

Other Uses

The fruits were formerly used to make a black ink and are used for tanning[
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.
].

The wood is heavy, hard and durable and is used to make attractive furniture[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-02-26. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Sclerocroton+integerrimus>

Add a Comment:

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.