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Croton stockeri

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Botanical Name

Croton stockeri (Airy Shaw) Airy Shaw

Airy Shaw, H.K. (1980) Kew Bulletin 35: 622. Type: Queensland, between Rocky River & Massey Creek, 1973, Stocker 1076; Holo: QRS.

Synonyms

Croton wassi-kussae var. stockeri Airy Shaw, Muelleria 4(3): 229(1980), Type: Queensland, Old sand dune between Rocky River and Massey Creek, 13 40 S., 143 25 E., 1973, Stocker 1076; holo: QRS.

Stem

Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 2-4 m tall.

Leaves

Two cup-shaped glands present on the underside of the leaf blade near its junction with the petiole. Leaf blades about 5.5-10 x 3-6 cm with stellate hairs on the lower surface and stellate scales or hairs on the upper surface. Stipules inconspicuous, small and caducous.

Flowers

Calyx densely clothed in long stellate woolly hairs. Ovary clothed in stellate hairs which arise from the end of a projection from the ovary wall.

Fruit

Features not available.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to CYP. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 100 m. Grows in vine thickets and monsoon forests.

CYP

X

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)

X

RFK Code

3075