Taxon: Chrozophora plicata (Vahl) A. Juss. ex Spreng.

Genus: Chrozophora
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Chrozophoreae
Subtribe: Chrozophorinae
Nomen number: 401609
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 3:850. 1826
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: lipids (for soaps and pigments fide Pl Book)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad ; Ethiopia ; Somalia ; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa Limpopo
    • West Tropical Africa: Mali ; Mauritania ; Niger ; Nigeria ; Senegal
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon ; Central African Republic
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    • Western Asia: Egypt Sinai; Israel
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Myanmar ; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia Java


  • Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)


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