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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

    Habit
    A shrub or small tree up to 5 m high.
    Twigs
    Twigs sparingly stellate-pubescent to subglabrous, cinnamon-ochreous at first, later becoming greyish-tawny in colour.
    Stipules
    Stipules 5 mm long, subulate, sparingly stellate-pubescent, soon falling.
    Petiole
    Petioles 1–7 cm long, stellate-pubescent at first, later glabrescent.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf blades 4–10 × 2–3 cm, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate at the apex, shallowly and somewhat irregularly glandular-serrulate on the margins, wide-cuneate to rounded at the base, with a pair of small stipitate or subsessile discoid glands on upper surface at the junction with the petiole, chartaceous, minutely glandular-punctate, glabrous or subglabrous on both surfaces, if subglabrous then with very few scattered stellate hairs on the lower midrib and lateral nerves; 5-nerved from the base, lateral nerves in 10–18 pairs, scarcely prominent.
    Inflorescences
    Male and female inflorescences and flowers unknown.
    Fruits
    Fruits 2.5–3 × 2–2.5 cm, obovoid- or ellipsoid-subglobose, scarcely 3-lobed, loculicidal, densely echinate, subglabrous except for the processes; processes up to 7 mm long, subulate, curved, sparingly stellate-pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2 × 1.5 × 1 cm, ovoid-ellipsoid, dull, light brown, tawny-mottled, recalling those of the genus Ricinus, as indeed also do the fruits.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 13, 1988 Balsinhas, A. [2496], Mozambique K000347478 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 45: 559 (1990)

    Accepted by

    • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
    • 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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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