African Plant Database

Croton megalobotrys Müll. Arg.
Protologue : Flora 47: 537 (1864)
Information on the genus : Croton
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Croton gubouga S. Moore (1911)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious or sometimes dioecious spreading or straggling tree, often lax-branched from the base, to 14 m tall with trunk to 60 cm Ø, 180 cm in girth.
Ecology : Deciduous woodland; riverine fringing vegetation; sand banks of rivers and seasonal watercourses; on floodplain alluvium forming thickets; as understorey to larger trees; seasonal pan margins; island vegetation in swamps (Okawango); 110-1070 m alt.
  Caprivi Strip, Botswana, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree - Ht 1.5 - 14 m. Alt: 273 - 1310 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, MP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 241 (1937).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 209
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 107161
Record n°107161
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