Croton klotzschianus (Wight) Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 276 1861. (syn: Croton argutus B.Heyne ex Wall. [Invalid]; Croton thwaitesianus Müll.Arg.; Oxydectes klotzschianus (Wight) Kuntze; Oxydectes thwaitesiana (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze; Tiglium klotzschianum Wight);
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Croton klotzschianus Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 276. 1861.
Ver.names: Klotzsch’s Croton (Eng.); Naragonji (Tel.).
Deciduous shrub, 1-3m tall. Leaves alternate or 3 at each node; lamina 5-14 × 2.5-6 cm; elliptic-oblong, serrulate, membranous, 2 stalked glands at the base of lamina. Flowers 3-4mm in diam., distantly arranged in 10-25cm long androgynous terminal lax racemes. Staminate flowers 4-5 mm across, tepals 10 in 2 whorls, creamy; stamens more than 20, exerted. Sepals 5, petals 0, in carpellate flowers; ovary globose. Capsule 8mm in diam., globose, green. Seeds 4mm long, black, caruncle present.
Habitat & location: Rare; endemic; In shady areas along the ravines of Velugonda hills. Photographed at Rapur ghat.
Flowering period: July-November.
Thanks, …, for adding a new species in efi.
Thank you very much for sharing images of Croton klotzschianus (Wight) Thwaites. This species is very close to C. gibsonianus, into which it sometimes tends to merge, usually distinguishable by its smaller parts.