Croton megalocarpus is a deciduous tree with a dense, spreading, rather flat crown; it can grow up to 35 metres tall. The unbuttressed, cylindrical bole can be up. Croton tree: A year-old C. megalocarpus tree at a site in Bondo District, western. Kenya. The tree is approximately 12 m tall and 15 cm in diameter. Note the. CROTON MEGALOCARPUS*. DISTRIBUTION. Is a dominant upper canopy forest tree reaching heights of 40 m or more (Dale and Greenway ).

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This review draws heavily on the research results published megaloocarpus international journals 60books fourbook chapters threedissertations, theses and websites two eachconference proceedings and scientific reports from international organizations one each. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Useful trees and shrubs for Uganda: The documented antibacterial activities of C. Vroton farmers prepare 8 cm deep furrows where they drop ripe meggalocarpus 15—20 cm apart.

QR Code What’s this? Diversity of traded species and conservation concerns. This study therefore, demonstrated that betulin possess analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects which may be related to decreasing the levels of MDA and NO in the edema paw by increasing the activities of antioxidant enzymes in the liver.

Because of its high oil content, the megalocarous has a relatively short viability of around 9 months[ ]. Botanical profile, taxonomy and distribution of Croton megalocarpus: The flowers are short-lived and pollinated by insects such as bees. Plant parts used for medicinal purposes are harvested throughout the year when the need arises.


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The wood of several other Croton species is used in tropical Africa, but none of them is important. Megalocarphs assessment of its performance and gaseous and particulate emissions. There are citation in web searches related to Croton megalocarpus Hutch.

Seeds seem to have great potential as a source of protein for poultry feed and perhaps also feeds for other livestock, but more research is still needed on the phytochemistry and possible adverse effects before it can be developed into an important export product.

They are pollinated by insects such as bees. Anti-inflammatory effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids in THP-1 cells. An ethnomedicinal use is only counted once per publication.

Matu and van Staden 54evaluated anti-inflammatory activities of aqueous, hexane and methanol extracts of C. Ethnobotanical study of anthelmintic and other medicinal plants traditionally used in Loitoktok district of Kenya. Linolenic acid ameliorated the process of wound healing as judged by improved migration of fibroblasts to the wounding area Based on the molluscicidal activities demonstrated by C.

You will receive a range of benefits including: Although trees are usually not browsed by livestock, leafy twigs may serve as forage for goats.

There are 6 news article citations related to Croton megalocarpus Hutch. Ethnobotanical survey and propagation of some endangered medicinal plants from South Nandi district of Kenya. Leaf decoction is used as herbal medicine for diabetes, intestinal worms, pneumonia, respiratory problems and whooping cough 212337while root bark decoction or leaf sap or a mixture of bark and leaves is applied on wounds 1920 The husks of the nut are processed into fertilizer or as a biomass.


Croton megalocarpus – Useful Tropical Plants

The wood is also known for its termite resistance and is used for fence posts and poles in construction. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. They can be used immediately or are dried and stored for later use. It is highly regarded as firewood but is not recommended for charcoal as the smoke stings the eyes[ ]. Croton megalocrapusis a plant species in the Euphorbiaceae family. Sap from leaves and young twigs are applied to wounds[ ].

Croton megalocarpus

African Journal of Ecology. It has been reported that smoke from the wood irritates the eyes[ ].

Some of the monounsaturated fatty acid s isolated from C. The antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, molluscicidal, wound healingtoxicity and Epstein-Barr virus-activating potency of C. The commercial timbers of Tanzania.

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