Croton gibsonianus Nimmo, Cat. Pl. Bombay 251 1839. (Syn: Oxydectes gibsoniana (Nimmo) Kuntze);
Habit- Large shrubs to small trees up to 4 m tall.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets sparsely stellate hairy when young, glabrous when mature.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole up to 5 cm long; lamina 7.5-17.8 x 3.2-6.4 cm, elliptic-oblong, apex acuminate to caudate-acuminate, base rounded with 2-stipitate glands at the junction of petiole, margin minutely serrate, glabrous or with a few stellate hairs; midrib raised above; secondary nerves 6-8 pairs; tertiary nerves broadly percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flowers unisexual, monoecious; male flowers often fascicled on 12-25 cm long slender racemes; female flowers usually solitary and near the base of the raceme.
Fruit and Seed- Capsules 3-valved, globose, densely stellate hairy; 3-seeded.
Common undergrowth of evergreen forests.
Endemic to the Western Ghats- Central Sahyadri.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry
Agumbe Ghat :: Croton FOR VALIDATION :: DVJAN18 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
Agumbe Ghat (part of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary) … Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 28 DEC 2014 … Altitude: about 600 m asl at crest, about 250 m asl at foothill
Perhaps the photos may not give sufficient clue to ID; if it is possible to know the genus, it would be great help.
¿ Croton ? sp. … (family: Euphorbiaceae)
Croton species so far in efi
Croton gibsonianus, an endemic species (Karnataka and Kerala).
Names of Plants in India :: Croton gibsonianus Nimmo :: DVFEB72/105 : 4 posts by 2 authors.
KROH-tun — Greek: kroton (tick) due to the seed’s similarity in shape … Dave’s Botanary
¿ gib-son-ee-AH-nus ? — named for Alexander Gibson, Scottish surgeon and botanist … Wikipedia
commonly known as: Gibson’s croton
botanical names: Croton gibsonianus Nimmo … synonym: Oxydectes gibsoniana (Nimmo) Kuntze … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.
Very nice close up of the flower? where did you find these flowers? did you also get the leaves? top and bottom? if yes, could you share please?
Thanks,… That is in a separate post earlier … Agumbe Ghat :: Croton FOR VALIDATION :: DVJAN18
thanks … I am still searching for valid differences between Croton ginsonii versus Croton ginsonianus…
one he described himself and had his Indian (unnamed so far) artist draw a herbarium type botanical drawing… the leaves shape etc. is totally different from this, and then his successor Dalzell called something else with either or the other name…
I wonder what doe Dr. Almeida say about this??