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  1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Croton L.
      1. Croton dictyophlebodes Radcl.-Sm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Lushoto).

    [FTEA]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

    Habit
    A dioecious medium-sized or large much-branched tree up to 20 m. tall.
    Twigs
    Older twigs greyish brown. Young twigs lightly to sparingly stellate-pubescent or almost glabrous, later glabrescent.
    Bark
    Bark grey, smooth.
    Leaves
    Petiole (0.5–)1–4 cm. long, lightly or sparingly stellate-pubescent or almost glabrous; leaf-blade ovate to elliptic-ovate, (3–)5–10.5 cm. long, 2.5–6 cm. wide, somewhat acutely acuminate or sometimes subacute or obtuse, rounded or scarcely cordate, with 2 sessile discoid basal glands usually not visible from above, subentire or shallowly serrate, chartaceous, 5(–7)-nerved from the base, remaining lateral nerves 3–4 pairs, scarcely prominent above but slightly so beneath, distinctly and finely reticulate above and beneath in the mature state, the network slightly prominent, sparingly stellate-pubescent or subglabrous above and beneath.
    Stipules
    Stipules lanceolate, 1 mm. long, stellate-pubescent, soon deciduous.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes terminal, 5–10 cm. long; axis sparingly stellate-pubescent; bracts linear-elliptic, 1.5 mm. long, pubescent towards the apex.
    Male
    Male flowers:pedicels 3–6 mm. long, lightly stellate-pubescent; sepals 5, ovate, 3 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, obtuse, glabrous without and within but puberulous towards the apex, green; petals 5, oblong-oblanceolate, 4 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, obtuse, glabrous without and within, pilose on the margins, pale yellow; disc composed of 5 free, rounded, thickened glands; stamens 16, filaments 3.5 mm. long, glabrous, anthers 1.2 mm. long; receptacle densely pilose.
    Flowers
    Female flowers unknown. Male flowers:pedicels 3–6 mm. long, lightly stellate-pubescent; sepals 5, ovate, 3 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, obtuse, glabrous without and within but puberulous towards the apex, green; petals 5, oblong-oblanceolate, 4 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, obtuse, glabrous without and within, pilose on the margins, pale yellow; disc composed of 5 free, rounded, thickened glands; stamens 16, filaments 3.5 mm. long, glabrous, anthers 1.2 mm. long; receptacle densely pilose.
    Female
    Female flowers unknown.
    Fruits
    Fruits subglobose-subtrilobed, 1.3–1.4 cm. long and 1.5 cm. wide in the dry state, sparingly adpressed stellate-pubescent, dark grey; manner of dehiscence unknown, but probably septicidal.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Montane dry evergreen forest; 1500–1820 m.
    Distribution
    T3 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Croton dictyophlebodes Radcl.-Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 30, 1971 Willan [392], Tanzania K000347463 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 27: 505 (1972)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • A.R.-Sm. in Kew Bulletin 27: 505 (1972).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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