Croton gratissimus Burch.
var. subgratissimus (Prain) Burtt Davy

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Synonyms: Croton subgratissimus Prain
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See var. gratissimus for general details. This variety can be distinguished by the stellate pubescence on the upper surface of the leaves giving them an olive-green colour and the shorter inflorescences, rarely more than 6 cm long.
Notes: Burrows et al. (2018) comment that this variety may yet be found in western Mozambique.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Mpumalanga South Africa.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 437. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 326 - 327.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 251.

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 254 - 255. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 41.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 279 - 281.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 56.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Croton gratissimus
African Plant Database: Croton gratissimus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Croton gratissimus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Croton gratissimus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Croton gratissimus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Croton gratissimus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Croton gratissimus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Croton gratissimus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Croton gratissimus
Plants of the World Online: Croton gratissimus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Croton gratissimus
Tropicos: Croton gratissimus
Wikipedia: Croton gratissimus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Croton gratissimus var. subgratissimus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134740, retrieved 19 February 2020

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