Paracroton Miq.

FAHRENHEITIA Rchb. & Zoll. ex Müll.Arg.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees, stellate-hairy or lepidote branclets terete. Stipules triangular to subulate. Leaves alternate, lamina base cuneate, margins glandular-dentate or serrate, lateral nerves 6-20 pairs; petiole bi-glandular at apex. Inflorescence terminal and axillary, rarely leaf opposed; bracts triangular, subulate or deltoid. Flowers fragrant; calyx cupular, lobes 5, petals 5, free, white, oblong or spathulate; disc glands 5, 7 or 10. Fruit capsules, globose or slightly depressed, trilocular. Seeds large, suborbicular.

Worldwide: 3 species in Peninsular India, Sri Lanka and Malesia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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pendulus (Hassk.) Miq. subsp. zeylanicus (Thwaites) N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab.Description

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Paracroton
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Paracroton
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Paracroton
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Paracroton
JSTOR Plant Science: Paracroton
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Paracroton
Plants of the World Online: Paracroton
Tropicos: Paracroton
Wikipedia: Paracroton

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Paracroton., retrieved 27 February 2024

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