Croton pyriticus Croizat
  • J. Arnold Arbor.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Croton pyriticus Croizat. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000932130. Accessed on: 05 Aug 2020'

General Information

Tree to 20 m high; monoecious; twigs densely lepidote. Leaves thinly char- taceous; petioles lepidote, eglandular, 1.5-6 cm long; stipules not observed (caducous?); blades ovate, mostly 8-12 cm long, 5-9 cm broad, greenish above, sparsely lepidote, densely lepidote beneath, brownish-silvery, densely and minutely glandular-punctate on both sides; blades 3-5-veined at the broadly cuneate to truncate base, the margins entire, rather abruptly contracted into a short acumen at the apex. Inflorescences axillary, racemiform, 1.5-5(-10) cm long, mostly bisexual, with 1 or 2 basal 9 flowers; bracts subtending solitary flowers. Staminate flowers with lepidote pedicels ca 2 mm long; calyx-lobes 5, valvate, lepidote, ca 2.5 mm long; receptacle villose; petals obovate, ca 2-3 mm long, densely villose on the margins, lepidote on the back; stamens ca 15, the filaments glabrous, the anthers 1.1-1.2 mm long. Pistillate flowers with pedicels becoming 10 mm long; calyx-lobes nearly as in the 3; petals obovate, ca 2 mm long, lepidote as the d; ovary silvery-lepidote, the styles free, spreading, several times bifid, up to 4 mm long, glabrous. Capsules not seen entire; cocci lepidote, obscurely verrucose, 21-23 mm long, the columella 15 mm long; seeds somewhat compressed, smooth, carinate dorsally, obscurely and obliquely grooved ventrally, dark brownish mottled with gray, apically mucronate, 15-18 mm long, 10-11 mm broad, the caruncle 2-2.2 mm wide.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    Habit

    Tree

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    Distribution

    Montane forests, Costa Rica and western Panama, at 1200-1500 m.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    • 1
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     Information From

    Euphorbiaceae
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden