Croton laevigatus

Site
CONIF
BLD
BLE
SCL
LEG
ZONPALM
ARBFERN
D-HERB
M-HERB
AZONAL WOODY
AZONAL NON-WOODY
AQUATIC
PROBLEMATIC TAXA
CONIF
0.00
BLD
0.00
BLE
1.00
SCL
0.00
LEG
0.00
ZONPALM
0.00
ARBFERN
0.00
D-HERB
0.00
M-HERB
0.00
AZONAL WOODY
0.00
AZONAL NON-WOODY
0.00
AQUATIC
0.00
PROBLEMATIC TAXA
0.00

Comments

Vasilis Teodoridis:
Euphorbiaceae | Croton

22. Croton laevigatus Vahl; Symb. Bot. 2: 97. 1791.

???? guang ye ba dou

Shrubs or trees; up to 15 m tall; indumentum with dense; appressed stellate hairs; branches glabrescent; older branches silvery gray. Leaves clustered at stem apex; stipules subulate; 2-3 mm; caducous; petiole 1-5 cm; leaf blade elliptic or oblong-elliptic to oblanceolate; 7-25 x 3-9 cm; papery; abaxially with sparse stellate hairs; glaucous-gray when dried; adaxially glabrescent; base attenuate; base of midrib with abaxial sessile semiorbicular glands; margins subentire; usually with glands; bilateral apex acuminate. Inflorescences terminally clustered; 10-30 cm; persistently hairy. Male flowers: sepals ca. 2 mm; densely and appressed stellate-hairy; petals oblong; ca. 2 mm; margins woolly; stamens 12-15. Female flowers: sepals as in male; petals small; ovary with densely appressed stellate hairs. Capsules obovoid or trigonous; ca. 10 x 8 mm; densely hairy. Fl. Oct-Dec; fr. Dec-Mar.

? Dense or open forests; below 100-600 m. Hainan.