African Plant Database

Croton polytrichus Pax
Information on the genus : Croton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Croton polytrichus Pax subsp. polytrichus
Taxon infra-specific
Croton polytrichus subsp. brachystachys Radcl.-Sm.
Croton polytrichus Pax subsp. polytrichus
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious, sometimes semi-scandent shrub or tree to 7,5 m tall, but usually 3-5 m.
  see more in the book
Ecology : Dry evergreen forest and thicket; occasionally in woodland; sometimes on rocky hills or riverine; Baikiaea mutemwa (thicket of dry deciduous forest on Kalahari Sand); pemba thicket (S Zambia); itigi forest-thicket (N Zambia); etc...
  Comprises 2 subspp.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 174102
Record n°174102
Feedback about this record