Croton longipedicellatus J. LĂ©onard
var. longipedicellatus

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Croton longipedicellatus var. longipedicellatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Croton longipedicellatus var. longipedicellatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Croton longipedicellatus var. longipedicellatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Croton longipedicellatus var. longipedicellatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Croton longipedicellatus var. longipedicellatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Croton longipedicellatus var. longipedicellatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Croton longipedicellatus var. longipedicellatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

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Synonyms: Croton scheffleri sensu Drummond (1975) non Pax
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
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.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: longipedicellatus: with a long pedicel or flower stalk.
Habitat: A constituent of 'jesse bush' and dry forest thicket, often as a dominant species.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 1220 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Southern DRC, Tanzania, Caprivi-Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 4 December 2011
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 495.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 332.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Page 283.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 207.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Croton longipedicellatus var. longipedicellatus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134760, retrieved 30 August 2016

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