Maerua crassifolia Forssk. [family CAPPARACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource. Maerua crassifolia Forssk., Fl. Aegypt-Arab. Blatter & Hallb. in J. Ind. Bot. ; Pax & Hoffm., l.c. ; Elffers et al, l.c. 40; Hedge & Lamond. Learn more about the Maerua – with amazing Maerua photos and facts on Arkive.

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Nutrient content of two indigenous plant foods of the Western Sahel: Maerua duchesnei De Wild. Accessed 13 November Nutrient content of the edible leaves of seven wild plants from Niger.

Information on Maerua crassifolia is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. According to the Egyptians, the oasis of Siwa was considered as the place of the ima trees and Imaou — the name of which indicates the presence of the species Maerua crassifolia — is a town on the fringe of the Western delta. As it is intensively used in northern Africa, protection crassifllia are needed to ensure the species maintains its distribution area.

The juice of fresh leaves helps to overcome constipation and is mixed with water and porridge against common cold. In West Africa Maerua crassifolia is usually spared when clearing land, often protected and crassifoliia even planted. Rodents of Unusual Size. The wood is very hard and is used to make poles, handles, ploughs, water-troughs and staves.

The tree itself is used to mark the years of the king and is associated with coronation rites; its wood was crassidolia to the transmission of the divine heritage. The ranges of both of these taxa overlap in southern and western Arabia. In Ghana and Ethiopia twigs are used as dental sticks.


Maerua crassifolia

It is considered slow-growing. Which species are on the road to recovery? Small, spreading, much-branched tree up to c. This results in drastic reduction of tick numbers and diarrhoea. The same is applied to skin-affections, especially on the head. The calcium and selenium content and the calorific value of the leaves are high. Flowering shoots are relished by camels Burkill, Eye inflammations of camels are treated with eye drops made by chewing leaves and pressing the liquid from the chewed leaves through a muslin.

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Maerua crassifolia Forssk.

MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. Atil Maerua crassifoliaaerial part, dry.

The standard author abbreviation Forssk. Legume hays as a maeeua for dairy goats during the dry season. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Share this image — Hide sharing options. Maerua crassifolia has been found growing along crawsifolia Tsauchab river in Namibia at the following geo coordinates: Shifting sand covers and suffocates seedlings and thus the area of distribution decreases.

It is used as a common nutrition source in central Africa, where it is called jiga and made into soups and other dishes.

Maerua crassifolia – Useful Tropical Plants

Fodder plants in the Sahel zone of Africa. The integration of browse plants within pastoral and agropastoral systems in Africa. Maerua crassifolia is palatable to horses but the flowering shoots crasxifolia not browsed by them Burkill, Apart from localized heavy grazing pressure by camels, no threats are identified in tropical Africa.


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Maerua crassifolia Scientific classification Kingdom: Crassfolia This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Fruit a cylindrical capsule up to 5 —7 cm long, markedly contracted between the seeds, grey to brown, densely pubescent, up to seeded. Amerua is worshipped at Edfu along with the Balanite and the Acacia.

Nutritional characteristics of forages from Niger. Few pharmacological analyses have been done, however, of the different plant parts, and more research is needed to evaluate its potential as a medicinal plant. Flowers bisexual; pedicel 3—10 mm long; sepals 3— 4 —57—9 mm long, obtuse, papery, pubescent; petals absent; stamens 23—45, filaments 1—2 cm long, white; ovary on a gynophore up to 2 cm long, cylindrical, 1-celled. Proto-alkaloids with a pyrrolidine moiety are thought to be responsible for the antiplasmodial activity.

The role of browses in the Sahelian and Sudanian zones.