Croton pseudopulchellus Pax

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Croton pseudopulchellus

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Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Croton pseudopulchellus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Clouds Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Croton pseudopulchellus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Clouds Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Croton pseudopulchellus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Clouds Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

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Common names: Small lavender croton (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Bark roughish dark grey with watery sap; young branchlets reddish, covered in glandular scales. Leaves sub-opposite or whorled, elliptic to lanceolate, 1-8 cm long, aromatic when crushed, dark green and hairless above, densely covered in silver-white scales below often with numerous reddish-brown glandular scales; margin entire, rolled under. Flowers in spherical heads, pale creamy-yellow, unisexual, in the same or different heads on the same tree. Fruit a 3-lobed capsule, c. 10 mm in diameter, covered in pale yellowish-grey scales.
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Habitat: In hot and dry woodland, often on rocky or sandy soils.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa to Mpumalanga, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Content last updated: Friday 16 August 2013

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Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 332.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 252.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 277 - 278.

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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Flora of Botswana: Croton pseudopulchellus
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Flora of Zambia: Croton pseudopulchellus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Croton pseudopulchellus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Croton pseudopulchellus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Croton pseudopulchellus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Croton pseudopulchellus
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Tropicos: Croton pseudopulchellus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Croton pseudopulchellus., retrieved 19 February 2018

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