Croton caudatus (?) from Guwahati.: Is it Croton Caudatus ? Please confirm the ID.
Date :28/10/2012
Location: Chokordow, Guwahati-17 [Dist- Kamrup(Metro)]
Habitat: Grows on hilly slopes
Habit :Shrub

I think YES!! Croton caudatus.

Once popularized in Manipur as an anti-cancer plant…
But also proved to be genotoxic..

Your are correct.

Croton caudatus Geiseler, Croton. Monogr. 73. 1807; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 388. 1887 (incl. several varieties).  

Asm.: Chahe-lewa, Lota-mahudi; Beng.: Nan-bhantur; Garo: Dumi-shak; Kh.: Soh-lam-brang; Lep.: Tak-chabrik, Talikkorik; Lush.: Mataun; Mal.: Umithini-kodi; Mikir: Kumkum-arong; Nep.: Halonge, Khali, Superai; Or.: Phalan-cokriti, Sanaushonta, Wusta.
Distrib. India: Evergreen forests, mixed forests or deciduous forests, often in scrubs and thickets, up to 1500 m altitude. West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Orissa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, S. China, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Philippines, Celebes and Lesser Sunda Islands.



Please help me in identifying this Croton species. Is this Croton caudatus?
Habit: scandent shrub
Habitat: riparian / moist deciduous
Date: April 2010
Place: Mudumalai wls, TN

Alt.: 800 m asl

Croton caudatus.

Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Croton caudatus Geiseler.from Assam, KD 08 : Attachments (4 + 12). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Attached images are Croton caudatus Geiseler collected from Assam.
Date :28.10.2012

Location: Kamrup district, Assam

Bad photos but the identity is correct.

Sir, trying to send some recent images of Croton caudatus Geiseler.


Thanks for sending excellent photographs of Croton caudatus. I really appreciate them.


Please help me in identifying this Croton species found along the edge of a rain forest in Western Ghats.
Leaf: 15 cm long
Date: 15 July 2012
Place: Valparai, TN

Alt.: 900 m asl

It in not a Croton. Let me think.

Well, try Croton caudatus Geiseler.

Most probably it is Croton caudatus Geisl., often seen in evergreen forests of Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu at low altitudes.



Croton caudatus Geiseler (Euphorbiaceae) from West Bengal : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Jaldapara WLS, Jalpaiguri Dist., West Bengal.
It is a scandent shrub.

Photographs by: Dr. K. Karthigeyan, Scientist – D, Central National Herbarium, BSI, Howrah (request for reproduction, if any, may be sent to him).

Please help me to identify this tree species found in a rain forest near Valparai.
The fruits are c.3cm long and leaf around 10cm long. Is this Dryptes sp.?
Date: 30 July 2012
Place: Valparai, TN
Alt.: 950 m asl

Habitat: border of evergreen forest

It looks like a Croton sp. to me…

It is looking like Drypetes brownii Standl. and it is mainly distributed in Mexico, South America, Belize and Costa Rica

This is likely to be Croton aromaticus.

Yes, It is a allied species of Croton laccifer L. Syn: Croton aromaticus

Thank you for the identification. Please find some more images taken on 26 Aug 2012.

This is Croton caudatus as identified by … at Euphorbiaceae Fortnight :: Croton for ID 03:: Valparai :: MK 015 and as per GBIFspecimen


29-04-2010 / 01:00 PM- Mudumalai WLS- 810 msl- TN; Straggler for id 210510MK2 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

SK 2884 17 March 2021: 1 correct image.
Location: Central Nepal
Altitude: 850 m.
Habitat : Cultivated
Sent by a friend

Croton sp.,

Croton caudatus Geisel. ??  Croton

Fruits look different from those at Croton caudatus

This cannot be a Croton. I do not know this plant.

OK … Actually, did not match with any !

Pl. try comparative images at Apocynaceae

I don’t know whether it is Croton or not, to me this is euphorbiaceae family

The leafy plant appears to me as Croton caudatus. However, the fruits with spiny projections look different. The spiny projections on capsules are unlike any other Croton.