Croton inhambanensis Radcl.-Sm.

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Croton inhambanensis

Photo: Theo van der Merwe
Farm Bokplaas, Inhassoro, on the Temane gasfield

Croton inhambanensis

Photo: Theo van der Merwe
Farm Bokplaas, Inhassoro, on the Temane gasfield

Croton inhambanensis

Photo: Theo van der Merwe
Farm Bokplaas, Inhassoro, on the Temane gasfield

Croton inhambanensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Temane, Inhassoro District

Croton inhambanensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Temane, Inhassoro District

Croton inhambanensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Temane, Inhassoro District

Croton inhambanensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Temane, Inhassoro District

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Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree up to 5 m tall. Leaves lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, 4-10 × 2-3 cm, hairless or with scattered stellate hairs beneath, finely gland-dotted and with 2 discoid glands on upper leaf surface near junction with the petiole; apex acuminate; base rounded; margin glandular-serrate; petiole 1-7 cm long. Inflorescences and flowers not known. Fruits weakly 3-lobed, 2.5-3 cm long, densely spiny with spines up to 7 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: inhambanensis: from the Inhambane Province in southern Mozambique
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Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Inhambane area of Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: GI
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Monday 29 August 2016
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).

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Page 289.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Croton inhambanensis
African Plant Database: Croton inhambanensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Croton inhambanensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Croton inhambanensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Croton inhambanensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Croton inhambanensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Croton inhambanensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Croton inhambanensis
iNaturalist: Croton inhambanensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Croton inhambanensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Croton inhambanensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Croton inhambanensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Croton inhambanensis
Plants of the World Online: Croton inhambanensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Croton inhambanensis
Tropicos: Croton inhambanensis
Wikipedia: Croton inhambanensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Croton inhambanensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=181850, retrieved 20 September 2019

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