Indo-China to Malesia as per WCSP;

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Croton bicolor Roxb. (Icones Roxburghianae No. 2558) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

I am attaching herewith an image of Croton bicolor Roxb. (Euphorbiaceae) from the unpublished drawings by William Roxburgh preserved in CAL. The number of the Icon is 2558 (2551 on the drawing).  The species was described in 1832 from a cultivated plant in the Calcutta Botanic Garden, introduced from Sumatra.  The present accepted name of the species is Croton argyratus Blume (1826) distributed in Myanmar, Indo-China, Thailand, Indonesia and Northern Australia. In India, the species occurs in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands


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Croton argyratus Blume (Euphorbiaceae) : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)

From Andaman Islands.


this is wonderful. it adds to Roxburgh’s painting copy you had sent earlier. sort of completes it. complementing it with live specimen.

its considered a useful plant. this croton grows to be a small tree it says useful for timber. never knew a croton used for timber before and for oil!! i wonder if that is the irritant croton oil was used decades ago for inflammation research? i need to do some digging.
thank you … can you please share some review papers, please


 

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