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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Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: The useful plants of west tropical Africa, 2nd edition. Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value. Shortly petiolate, usually clustered on short spur-branches; alternate or fasciculate; Oblong-ovate, leather-like, glaucous, grey-green, finely pubescent or glabrous. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. The integration of browse plants within pastoral and agropastoral systems in Africa.


Maerua crassifolia Forssk.

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. Atil Maerua maerruaaerial part, fresh. Maerua crassifolia was considered sacred to the ancient Egyptians. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Global agenda for livestock research: Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans.

Proto-alkaloids with a pyrrolidine moiety are thought to be responsible for the antiplasmodial activity. In West and North Africa the flowers and fruits are also eaten.

In Ghana and Ethiopia twigs are crassiflia as dental sticks. Tuareg ethnoveterinary treatments of camel diseases in Agadez area Niger. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Other forage plants Forage plants.

Maerua crassifolia Scientific classification Kingdom: Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. By using this site, mmaerua agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

If you are able to help please contact: Some consider the mainly coastal, glabrous plants to be Maerua crassifolia, and the pubescent plants to be a separate, more widespread taxon, which would have to be called Maerua rigida R. Crassifllia Kenya the ash is used by the Maasai people as a black dye.


The juice of fresh leaves helps to overcome constipation and is mixed with water and porridge against common cold.

Maerua crassifolia (PROTA) – PlantUse English

Browse in Africa, the current state of knowledge. Maerua crassifolia has many medicinal and other uses. However, incubated samples in rumen-fistulated camels and goats showed a low DM disappearance rate Rahim, It is used as a common nutrition source crassfiolia central Africa, where it is called jiga and made into soups and other dishes. Leaves are oblong and ovate, variable in shape and size, usually mm long and mm broad, somewhat fleshy, glabrous and almost sessile.

Maerua crassifolia is widespread but is nowhere common and it occurs scattered. The standard author abbreviation R.