Croton menyharthii Pax

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Croton menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ruia River, Kariba

Croton menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ruia River, Kariba

Croton menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ruia River, Kariba

Croton menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ruia River, Kariba

Croton menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ruia River, Kariba

Croton menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ruia River, Kariba

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Synonyms: Argyrodendron bicolor Klotzsch
Croton kwebensis N.E. Br.
Common names: Rough-leaved croton (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree, up to 4 m tall. Bark brownish-grey; branchlets covered with pale whitish to yellowish hairy scales. Leaves alternate, elliptic to lanceolate, up to 9.5 cm long cm, yellowish-green above with a rough surface of sparse stellate hairs, densely covered in white to yellowish hairy scales below, with two small glands next to the petiole; margin entire. Flowers in short terminal spikes, unisexual, usually on the same tree, pale yellowish-green, c. 4 mm in diameter. Fruit a 3-lobed capsule, c. 6 mm in diameter, covered in greyish to yellowish scales and often with scattered black dots.
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Habitat: Occurring in dense riverine thickets, on rocky outcrops and in dry woodland with Acacia, Mopane, Combretum, Dichrostachys and Terminalia.
Altitude range: (metres) 350 - 1150 m
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Images last updated: Tuesday 28 December 2010
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 330 - 331. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 252. As Croton menyhartii

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 278 - 279.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 56.

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 menyharthii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134800, retrieved 27 July 2016

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