African Plant Database

Croton lobatus L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 1005 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Croton
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Astraea lobata (L.) Klotzsch
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Astraea lobata (L.) Klotzsch (1841)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Croton courtetii Beille (1908)
=Croton decorsei Beille (1908)
=Croton perrottetianus Baill. (1860)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect herb to 1 m tall, slightly woody at base, branching after flowering from below racemes, often in whorls.
Ecology : Weed of cultivation; roadsides; sandy soil; to 1200 m alt. in Ethiopia.
  Perhaps an ancient introduction from the New World; Yemen, Pakistan.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 71 (1949).
  • 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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Record n°107189 modified 2007-03-30
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