Croton tenuicaudatus Lundell
  • Phytologia

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Croton tenuicaudatus Lundell. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 10 Jul 2020'

General Information

Tree 6-18 (-30?) m high; monoecious; twigs with brownish scurfily hispidu- lous-lepidote indumentum. Leaves thinly chartaceous; petioles lepidote, eglandular, (1-) 2-4.5 cm long; stipules narrowly lanceolate to subulate, densely lepidote, ca 2-4 mm long, soon deciduous; blades elliptic to elliptic-oblong, mostly 8-16 cm long, 5-8 cm broad, dark, minutely pustulate and sparsely lepidote above, paler beneath, minutely glandular-punctate, and sparsely lepidote (scales ca 0.1-0.2 mm wide); venation distinctly pinnate, the major lateral veins (ca 8-12 on a side) ? straight, the base rounded to truncate, the margins entire, ? abruptly contracted to an acuminate or caudate tip. Inflorescences axillary, racemiform, becoming 7-15 cm long, mostly bisexual, 1-2 per axil; 9 flowers (1-)3 or 4 at the base; c flowers many, distal; bracts subtending solitary flowers, inconspicuous, less than 1 mm long. Staminate flowers with lepidote pedicels 2.5-4.2 mm long; calyx-lobes 5, valvate, triangular, lepidote, ca 2.2-2.8 mm long; receptacle villose; petals elliptic to oblanceolate, 2.4-3.2 mm long, glandular-punctate, densely villose on the mar- gins, lepidote on the back; stamens (10-) 11-13, the filaments hirsutulous, 2-4.5 mm long, the anthers narrowly elliptic or oblong, 1-1.2 mm long. Pistillate flowers with stout lepidote pedicels 3.5-7 mm long at anthesis; calyx-lobes 5, equal, tri- angular or ovate, densely lepidote, 2.2-2.7 mm long; disc annular, adnate to the base of the calyx, ca 2.8 mm across; petals obovate, 2.2-2.9 mm long, similar to the male; ovary densely lepidote, scales minutely denticulate, ca 0.3-0.5 mm in diam, the styles usually 3 times bifid, ca 2.5-3.5 mm long, the branches slender, glabrous, spreading. Capsules not seen entire; cocci smooth, lepidote, ca 35 mm long, the columella winged, ca 25 mm long; seeds slightly compressed, concave-convex, reticulate-costate on sides and back, scarcely beaked, 20-22 mm long, 11-12 mm broad.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    • 1
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    Arbusto o árbol, 5–18 m, con indumento de tricomas escamiformes; ramitas lepidotas; estípulas ausentes o diminutas. Hojas alternas, el pecíolo eglandular; lámina 7–20 X 3–9.5 cm, ovado-oblonga a elíptico-oblonga, truncada en la base, generalmente acuminada o levemente caudada en el ápice, no lobulada, entera, lepidota en el envés, pinnadamente nervada. Infls. racemosas, 7–16+ cm; bractéolas lineares, persistentes. Fls. estaminadas con pétalos; estambres 10–13. Fls. pistiladas con pedicelos 3–7 mm; sépalos 5, enteros; estilos con 8 ó 16 brazos cada uno. Frs. 0.8–1 cm.

  • Provided by: [B].Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica
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    • 2
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    Forests at intermediate altitudes (ca 800-1000 m), Costa Rica and western Panama.

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

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    Hammel, B. E.; Grayum, M. H.; Herrera, C.; Zamora, N. Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2003-2014
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora de Panama
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Assessment
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • E Botanic Gardens Conservation International