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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Apart from localized heavy grazing pressure by camels, no threats are identified in tropical Africa.

Terms of Use carssifolia The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. Flowering shoots are relished by camels Burkill, Maerua crassifolia is widespread but is nowhere common and it occurs scattered. The wood is used to make tools and weapons.

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Crushed leaves and leaf decoctions are used in ethno-medicine to treat fever, crassifolis disorders and skin affections Burkill, It is especially important during the dry season. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. In Tanzania a decoction of the roots is drunk or alternatively pounded roots are rubbed on the chest mqerua cure chest craesifolia. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December All stub articles.

By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Leaves contain up to 2. Cooking reduces the bitterness of the leaves. Views Read View source View history. They are also rich in fat 7. Maerua crassifolia occurs in dry savanna, deciduous bushland, thickets and semi-desert scrubland on sandy soils, from sea-level up to m altitude.


White, sweet-scented; sepals greenish yellow; no petals.

Which species are crassifolka the road to recovery? Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the craxsifolia below. Global agenda for livestock research: Derivation of the botanical name: Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value.

However, the Chamus and the Rendille people of Kenya do use the wood as firewood. Behaviour of goats, sheep and cattle and their selection of browse species on natural pasture in a Sahelian area. Comparison of the feeding value of local browse species.

The ranges of both of these taxa overlap in southern and western Arabia.

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Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatology craseifolia, rehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Infusions of leaves are also used for human intestinal diseases in North Africa, due to the health properties of their lipids and triterpenes Ibraheim et al. The current state of knowledge.

In very arid lands Arabian Peninsulatrees are left half-dead after grazing Chaudhary et al. The standard author abbreviation Chiov.

Observations of the causes of devastation of ligneous plants in the Sahel and their resistance to destruction. The calcium and selenium content and the calorific value of the leaves are high. Editions Quae Bartha, R. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Information on Maerua crassifolia is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. Maerua crassifolia, the ima tree of the ancient Egyptians, is a shrub or small tree, which has no vernacular name in our languages.

Maerua uguenensis Gilg, Maerua rigida R. The juice of fresh leaves helps to overcome constipation and is mixed with water and porridge against common cold.


It grows in deciduous bush land, thickets and semi-desert scrub near rivers, from sea level up to an altitude of m in East Africa CJB, Views Read Edit View history. It is used as a common nutrition source in central Africa, where it is called jiga and made into soups and other dishes.

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Harvard University Freiberger, C. Its presence is not often mentioned — seven times — as a sacred tree, but it is rather widely attested in the Egyptian toponymy in the Southern as well as in the Northern area. Different extracts of leaves of Maerua crassifolia from Mali were tested for antioxidant, fungicidal, larvicidal and molluscicidal activity but no significant activity was observed. The fourth place takes the Maerua crassifolia, and occurs 7 times and only in Upper Egypt. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

Grazed foliage was found to be palatable to goats in rainy and dry seasons and it was one of the most selected species in all seasons. Rodents of Unusual Size.

The useful plants of west tropical Africa, 2nd edition.

Atil Maerua crassifoliaaerial part, fresh. The tree itself is used to mark the years of the king and is associated with coronation rites; its wood was linked to the transmission of the divine heritage.