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  1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Croton L.
      1. Croton hibiscifolius Kunth ex Spreng.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Venezuela to Ecuador. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, as animal food and an ornamental plant and has environmental uses.

    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Habit
    Tree. Tree.
    Distribution
    Native from Colombia. Native from Colombia.
    Ecology
    Alt. 300 - 2700 m. Alt. 300 - 2700 m.
    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 300 - 2700 m.; Andes, Pacífico.
    Habit
    Árbol
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [UPB]
    Fruits
    The fruits are eaten by birds (Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Ornamentals
    Ornamental use (Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Other Environmental Uses
    Used for forest restoration processes (Carvajal et al. 2014). Used for the protection of water resources (Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela

    Synonyms

    Common Names

    Spanish
    Drago, sangrio.

    Other Data

    Croton hibiscifolius Kunth ex Spreng. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Triana, J. [3636], Colombia Croton funckianus K000574024

    Bibliography

    First published in Syst. Veg. 3: 876 (1826)

    Accepted by

    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

    Not 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. [Cited as Croton gossypiifolius.]
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Croton gossypiifolius.]

    Literature

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co
    • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) https://www.kew.org/science/data-and-resources/tools-and-services/medicinal-plant-names-services in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org
    • Carvajal, L., Ariza, W., Caro, L., Valero, N. (2014). Especies forestales representativas del Sur Oriente de Boyacá. Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    ColPlantA database
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/