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  1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Croton L.
      1. Species: Croton gratissimus Burch.
        1. Croton gratissimus var. gratissimus

        This variety is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Euphorbiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A small tree, 20–50 ft. high
    Branches
    Branchlets sulcate
    Fruits
    Capsule scaly, 1/3 in. diam.
    Note
    Often planted in villages and towns.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Croton gratissimus var. gratissimus appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wild, H. [6841], Botswana K000318003
    Richards, H.M. [14855], Botswana K000318001
    Long, D.G. [333], Botswana K000318004
    Muller [2304], Botswana K000318006
    Hansen, O.J. [3209], Botswana K000318005
    Ngoni, J.F. [252], Botswana K000318008
    Owens, M. [16], Botswana K000318011
    Mitchison, N. [74], Botswana K000318010
    Brown, R.C. [7970], Botswana K000318009
    Mott, P.J. [188d], Botswana K000318007
    Schlieben, H-J.E. [9605], Botswana K000318002
    Jun 1, 1954 Barter, E. [3323], Nigeria Croton zambesicus K000347408 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1954 Irving [55], Nigeria Croton zambesicus K000347409 Unknown type material
    Eyles, F. [8861], Zimbabwe Croton zambesicus 2108.000

    Bibliography

    Accepted by

    • Bamps, P. (2009). Croton gratissimus (Euphorbiaceae), nouveau pour la flore du Congo-Kinshasa Systematics and Geography of Plants 79: 248-250.
    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Bamps, P. (2009). Croton gratissimus (Euphorbiaceae), nouveau pour la flore du Congo-Kinshasa Systematics and Geography of Plants 79: 248-250.
    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    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.
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    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