Scrambling shrub or small tree, up to c. 4.5 m tall. Bark light grey-brown. Leaves alternate, ovate to elliptic, up to c. 12.5 cm long, thinly textured, sparsely stellate hairy on both surfacess, 3-5-veined from the base; apex often drawn out into a long point; base with two glands next to the petiole below; margin sparsely and finely toothed; petiole 1.5-5.5 cm long, often bent near the base. Flowers without petal, creamy-green to yellowish in racemes 3-17 cm long, unisexual, often in separate inflorescences on different branches or even on different trees, sometimes with a few female flowers at the base of an otherwise male inflorescence. Fruit a 3-lobed capsule, 5-7 mm in diameter, green to black, on a stalk 1-2.5 cm long, dehiscent.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Croton longipedicellatus var. longipedicellatus. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134760, retrieved 22 February 2017