Croton dictyophlebodes is a much-branched, evergreen tree growing up to 20 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood. It is also used for shade[
The plant has a very restricted range. It is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
East tropical Africa - northern Tanzania.
Montane and dry montane forest[
]. Dry evergreen forest at elevations from 1,500 - 1,820 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Most Croton species are relatively indifferent to their habitat and can grow on a wide range of soils in both disturbed and undisturbed vegetation[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The fruits are used as medicine for intestinal worms[
The wood is used to make beehives, knife sheaths and water troughs[
The wood is used for fuel[
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