Croton megalocarpoides Friis & M.G.Gilbert
  • Nordic J. Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Croton megalocarpoides Friis & M.G.Gilbert. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000931665. Accessed on: 09 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Female flowers: pedicels as in ♂; calyx-lobes 5, ovate-deltoid, 3.3 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, otherwise as in ♂; petals resembling the calyx-lobes; staminodes sometimes present and well-developed; ovary globose, densely lepidote; styles 3, flattened, palmatifid into ± 8 lobes, lepidote without towards the base.

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    Male flowers: pedicels 2–3 mm. long; calyx-lobes 5, lanceolate, 3.7 mm. long, 1.8 mm. wide, densely lepidote without, densely pubescent within; petals 5, lanceolate, 3.5 mm. long, 1.7 mm. wide, subacute, indumented as the sepals; stamens 30, filaments ± 6 mm. long, sparingly pilose below, anthers 1.6 mm. long.

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    Racemes terminal, 6–19 cm. long, mostly ♂ with 1–few ♀ flowers at the base; bracts lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, soon deciduous.

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    Bark grey, fissured into rectangular scales.

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    Young twigs and petioles densely lepidote.

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    Seeds compressed-ellipsoid, ± 1.2 cm. long, 9 mm. wide, 6 mm. thick, slightly shiny, light brown, ecarunculate.

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    Petioles 1.5–4 cm. long; leaf-blade ovate, rarely elliptic, 3.8–9.2 cm. long, 2.2–4.8 cm. wide, obtusely acuminate, subtruncate to cordate, with 2–4 sessile basal glands, entire, lateral nerves (5–)7–9 pairs, uniformly sparingly stellate-puberulous above, densely silvery lepidote and sparsely brown flecked beneath.

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    Fruit depressed-trilobate-globose, 2 cm. long, 2.2–2.5 cm. diameter, tardily loculicidal, rugulose, lepidote, ochraceous; endocarp woody, 3 mm. thick.

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    Stipules subulate, 1.5–7 mm. long, caducous.

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    A monoecious shrub or small tree to 8 m.

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    Very like C. steenkampianus in vegetative features, but with the fruits up to 1.7–2 × 1.7–2 cm, and subindehiscent to tardily loculicidally dehiscent.

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