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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The 18th-century taxonomist was Peter Forskalwho visited Yemen in the s. Trees, shrubs, and lianas of West African dry zones. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction.

In West and North Africa the flowers and fruits are also eaten. It is a bushy or scandent shrub of up to 3 m tall, with a thick rootstock from which it recovers quickly after annual burning. The standard author abbreviation Chiov.

Maerua crassifolia Forssk.

Atil Maerua crassifoliaaerial part, fresh. The Gabra people of southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya use a bark infusion as a cure of diarrhoea in camel calves. Berry, rosary shaped torulosecrasskfolia to cm long, pubescent, grey to brown.

In Ethiopia the leaves are used for wound dressing. Maerua crassifolia has many medicinal and other uses.

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Which species are on the road to recovery? Cooking reduces the bitterness of the leaves. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive crassifopia link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Optimal growth conditions are mm annual rainfall Diatta et al.


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Infusions of leaves are also used for human intestinal diseases in North Africa, due to the health properties of their crasdifolia and triterpenes Ibraheim et al. As crasisfolia browse it is a feed for all species of livestock except horses. In Sudan the stems are used to treat malaria and a methanol extract of the stem showed malaria parasite control.

The main use of Maerua crassifolia by the Touareg of the Sahel is as a veterinary drug.

Maerua crassifolia

Derivation of the botanical name: Apart from localized heavy grazing pressure by camels, no threats are identified in tropical Africa. Leaves are oblong and ovate, variable in shape and size, usually mm long and mm broad, somewhat fleshy, glabrous and almost sessile.

In Ethiopia the leaves are eaten as a vegetable.

Behaviour of goats, sheep and cattle and their selection of browse species on natural pasture in a Sahelian area. Maerua crassifolia usually flowers in the rainy season but at low altitude also during the dry season. This page was last edited on 14 Februaryat Terms of Use – 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.

The fourth place takes the Maerua crassifolia, and occurs 7 times and only in Upper Egypt. The role of browses in the Sahelian and Sudanian zones. 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 leaves are eaten as a cooked vegetable and are locally traded for this use.


It is used as a common nutrition source in central Africa, where it is called jiga and made into soups and other mmaerua. They feed tick-infested, weakened camels with crushed Maerua crassifolia plants mixed with salt, water and millet.

Browse in Africa, the current state of knowledge. 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. Comparison of the feeding value of local browse species.

Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Retrieved from ” https: MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them marrua friends. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. The leaves can be cooked in butter or animal fat before application Ag Arya, Global agenda for livestock research: This Brassicales article is a stub.

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