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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Croton megalocarpus

The observed antinociceptive properties of C. 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 megalocarpud and possible adverse effects before it can be developed into an important export product.


A lead to traditional bioprospecting. The leaves are long and oval-shaped. A prolific seeder, Croton trees fruit twice a year approximately five months after rains in East Africa. Croton megalocarpus trees develop a deep taproot.

Epoxychiromodine and other constituents of Croton megalocarpus. Scientific studies on C. Once dry, it is often not stable in service, especially when used mfgalocarpus larger sizes. The roots and stems are used to flavour food and drinks. The oil has purgative activity and also showed Epstein-Barr virus activating potency[].

Croton megalocarpus

You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Click on “show more” to view them. As traditional herbal medicine, C. Euphorbiaceae using animal models. The seeds can be used to dye wool yellowish. The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[ ]. Given their high nitrogen content, the leaves are often used for mulch.

Ethnobotany of the Samburu of Mt. It prefers light, deep and well-drained soils[].

It prefers light, deep and well-drained soils. It has been reported that smoke from the wood irritates the eyes[ ]. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae with Pandaceae.


Croton megalocarpus is a deciduous Tree growing to 25 m 82ft by 25 m 82ft at a fast rate. Society for Environmental Exploration, London. The foliage provides good mulch[ ].

A maceration or decoction of the bark is taken as a vermifuge, and is also used to treat whooping cough, pneumonia, stomach-ache, fevers including malaria, and abdominal complaints associated with gall bladder and spleen problems[ ].

Croton nuts contain three dark oblong seeds that are inedible. Medicinal plants used to induce labour during childbirth in Western Uganda. Research Journal of Medicinal Plants, Vernacular names of Croton megalocarpus in tropical Africa Table 2: Traditional usage, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Croton sylvaticus Hochst.