African Plant Database


Croton sylvaticus Hochst.
Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
Protologue : Flora 28: 82 (1845)
Notes : (in C.Krauss)
Information on the genus : Croton
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Croton oxypetalus Müll. Arg. (1864)
=Croton asperifolius Pax (1909)
=Croton bukobensis Pax (1909)
=Croton stuhlmannii Pax (1894)
=Croton verdickii De Wild. (1908)
=Croton elskensi De Wild. (1926)
=Claoxylon sphaerocarpum Kuntze (1898)
=Croton sphaerocarpus Kuntze
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious or dioecious shrub or tree (1-)3-20-40 m tall with clean trunk 12 m tall, and 10-50-125 cm Ø.
Ecology : Mixed evergreen forest; also a pioneer on forest margins; often on rocky slopes; river gully forest; Combretum woodland; Celtis-Aningeria altissima forest; grassy savanna with Imperata regrowth; gallery; 50-1800 m alt.
  S. Africa.
  Not in Ivory Coast? (= C. macrostachyus ).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree, Shrub - Ht 2 - 21 m. Alt: 10 - 1980 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 578 (1966).
  • Gen. Gram. : 420 (1986).
  • 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: 210
  • Trees Natal, Zululand & Transkei : 222 (1993).

Bibliography other :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
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Map
carte afrique num 107168
 
Record n°107168 modified 2009-02-26
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