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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The potential of C. Croton nut oil CNO has been promoted for its perceived benefits in combating climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. It has been reported that smoke from the wood irritates the eyes[ ]. Croton megalocarpus is planted in hedges, live fences, shelterbelts and windbreaks, and as an ornamental shade tree.
It prefers light, deep and well-drained soils. Croton megalocarpus, the poultry-feed tree: World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae with Pandaceae. Croton megalocarpus Croton megalocarpus, x – k – jpg ftc.
Croton megalocarpus Croton tiglium megalocarps – 17k – jpg plantsource. Nyiru, South Turkana, Kenya. The present meggalocarpus collates the fragmented information on traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of the species.
Society for Environmental Exploration, London. There are — seeds megalocaepus kg. There are citation in scholarly articles related to Croton megalocarpus Hutch. It is resistant to termite attacks and is used for fence posts and poles in construction.
A dominant, upper-canopy tree of evergreen and semi-deciduous forest at elevations from – 2, metres, sometimes also in riverine woodland and wooded grassland[ ]. The documented antibacterial activities of C.
The wood is only suitable for sliced veneer. The press-cake remaining after oil extraction can be utilized as bio-fuel and as an organic fertilizer[ ].
Tropical timbers of the world. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi.
Croton megalocarpus is a multipurpose tree crton as a source of timber, firewood, medicine and auxillary plant. A maceration or decoction of the bark is taken as a vermifuge, and to treat whooping cough, pneumonia, stomach-ache, fever including malaria, and abdominal complaints associated with crkton bladder and spleen problems.
Biodiesel production from Croton megalocarpus oil and its process optimization. Plants of Deep South Texas: A survey of plants and plant products traditionally used in livestock health management in Buuri district, Meru County, Kenya.
Croton megalocarpus is mainly used to treat colds, cough, respiratory diseases ten citationsfever, malaria, ethnoveterinary diseases, ailments with nine citations eachgastro-intestinal tract diseases eight citationswounds four citations and intestinal worms with three citations Fig. It is moderately durable, being slightly susceptible megalocarrpus termite, dry-wood borer and marine borer attacks.
Commercial timber resources of Kenya. Research by Maroyi 2 revealed that C. The heartwood is yellowish white to brownish grey, often with irregular dark brown streaks; it is not distinctly demarcated from the 25 – 50mm wide band of sapwood. The species is used as herbal medicine for diseases and ailments such as colds, cough, respiratory diseases, fever and malaria, gastro-intestinal tract diseases, wounds, intestinal worms and as ethnoveterinary medicine.
Although contemporary research involving C.
Medicinal plants used in the promotion of animal health in Tanzania. Given their high nitrogen content, the leaves are often used for mulch. It is suitable for joinery, interior trim, ship building, vehicle bodies, furniture, cabinet work, railway sleepers and agricultural implements.
Matu and van Staden 54 evaluated antibacterial activities of aqueous, hexane and methanol extracts of leaves, roots and stem bark of C. Natural regeneration is often prolific, Croton megalocarpus being a pioneer of large forest gaps and forest margins. It may serve as shade tree for coffee criton. The heartwood is yellowish white to brownish grey, often with irregular dark brown streaks, and not distinctly demarcated from the 2.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Croton megalocarpus
The grain is usually straight, texture medium; when freshly sawn it has an unpleasant smell. It is resistant to abrasion. The tree is not grazed by livestock and so is often planted in hedges, live fences, shelterbelts and windbreaks. The inflorescence is an upright, terminal raceme, 7. Additional literature, including pre-electronic literature such as dissertations, theses, international journal articles, scientific reports from international, regional and national organizations, conference papers and books were sourced from the University of Fort Hare library in South Africa.
In Ghana the wood of Croton penduliflorus Hutch. At the end of their productive life in bio-fuel plantations, approximately 50 years after planting, trees can be felled for their timber[ ].
A maceration or decoction of the bark is taken as a vermifuge, and is also used megalocagpus treat whooping cough, megalocarpu, stomach-ache, fevers including malaria, and abdominal complaints associated with gall bladder and spleen problems[ ]. The antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, molluscicidal, wound healingtoxicity and Epstein-Barr crotn potency of C.
It is a dominant upper canopy tree with a flat crown. Croton megalocarpus Potential Uses: Systematic germplasm collection or preservation programmes do not seem to exist. Wood-anatomical description IAWA hardwood codes: In a megaloxarpus research, Lewinska et al.
Redrawn and adapted by Achmad Satiri Nurhaman. Ethnobotany of the Samburu of Mt. The husks of the nut are processed into fertilizer or as a biomass.