Croton inhambanensis Radcl.-Sm.
  • Kew Bull.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Croton inhambanensis Radcl.-Sm. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000931306. Accessed on: 11 Jul 2020'

Morphology

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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    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.

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    A shrub or small tree up to 5 m high.

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    Stipules 5 mm long, subulate, sparingly stellate-pubescent, soon falling.

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    Petioles 1–7 cm long, stellate-pubescent at first, later glabrescent.

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    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.

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    Male and female inflorescences and flowers unknown.

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    Twigs sparingly stellate-pubescent to subglabrous, cinnamon-ochreous at first, later becoming greyish-tawny in colour.

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     Information From

    Euphorbiaceae
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FZ
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Assessment
    http://www.bgci.org/
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International