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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As it is intensively used in northern Africa, protection measures are needed to ensure the species maintains its distribution area. Editions Quae Bartha, R. The wood mserua very hard and is used to make poles, handles, ploughs, water-troughs and staves.

However, incubated samples in mearua camels and goats showed a low DM disappearance rate Rahim, In Ethiopia the leaves are eaten as a vegetable.

Retrieved from ” https: No information found Maerua crassifolia is palatable to horses but the flowering shoots are not browsed by them Burkill, The wood is considered in West Africa as unsuitable for firewood as it produces smoke with a sickening stench.


Maerua crassifolia – Useful Tropical Plants

Entry for Maerua crassifolia Forssk. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Lipids and triterpenes from Maerua crassifolia growing in Egypt.

The maerus plants of west tropical Africa, 2nd edition. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. This species is featured in: It is worshipped at Edfu along with the Balanite and the Acacia. It also occurs in North Africa and from peninsular Arabia east to Pakistan. Comparison of the feeding value of local browse species. Apart from localized heavy grazing pressure by camels, no threats are identified in tropical Africa.

Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value. Maerua crassifolia is a species of plant in the Capparaceae family. Possibilities of propagation by cutting at maerua crassifolia forssk.

Maerua crassifolia

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Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans. In the 18th century the plant’s Arabic name Meru was used as the source for the genus name Maerua.


To heal saddle wounds crushed leaves are poured on or leaves are cooked in butter and used as a topical application. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.

Tuareg ethnoveterinary treatments of camel diseases in Agadez area Niger. This page was last edited on 14 Februaryat Foliage from this plant is used as fodder for animals, especially camelsduring vrassifolia dry season in parts of Africa. However, in North Africa intensive use is the cause for inadequate regeneration and poorly developed trees. In very arid lands Arabian Peninsulatrees are left half-dead after grazing Chaudhary crassifolai al.

Crushed leaves and leaf decoctions are used in ethno-medicine to treat fever, stomach disorders and skin affections Burkill, Nutrient content of two indigenous plant foods of the Western Sahel: Nutritional characteristics of forages from Niger.