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Useful Tropical Plants

Croton glandulosus

L.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Astraea divaricata (Sw.) Klotzsch

Croton affinis Geiseler

Croton arenicola Small

Croton corchorifolius Geiseler

Croton divaricatus Sw.

Croton floridanus A.M.Ferguson

Croton herbaceus Vell.

Croton scordioides Lam.

Decarinium glandulosum (L.) Raf.

Decarinium latifolium Raf.

Geiseleria glandulosa (L.) Klotzsch

Oxydectes glandulosa (L.) Kuntze

Pleopadium ciliatum Raf.

Common Name:

Croton glandulosus
Flowering plant
Photograph by: Gerrit Davidse
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General Information

Croton glandulosus is an erect, annual to perennial plant growing 15 - 100cm tall with stems that are usually herbaceous but sometimes become more or less woody[
342
Title
Flora of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Fawcett. W. & Rendle. A. B.
Publisher
British Museum
Year
1910
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, so many name changes. Nevertheless, a very good guide to the plants of the Caribbean. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from various websites.
,
1893
Title
O gênero Croton (Euphorbiaceae) na microrregião do Vale do Ipanema, Pernambuco, Brasil
Publication
Rodriguésia 60 (4): 879-901. 2009
Author
Silva, J. S., Sales, M. F. & Carneiro-Torres, D. S.
Website
https://doi.org/10.1590/2175-7860200960409
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1895
Title
The tribe Crotoneae (Euphorbiaceae, Crotonoideae) in the Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás, Brazil
Publication
Phytotaxa 321 (1): 001-059, 2017
Author
Sodré R.C. et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.321.1.1
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
1179-3163
Description
 
].
The plant is sometimes cultivated as a soil stabilizer on sand banks in Venezuela[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

The stiff hairs of this plant can sting slightly[
469
Title
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 27
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Smithsonian Institute; Washington.
Year
1928
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a Flora of the Panama Canal zone
].

Botanical References

342
Title
Flora of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Fawcett. W. & Rendle. A. B.
Publisher
British Museum
Year
1910
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, so many name changes. Nevertheless, a very good guide to the plants of the Caribbean. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from various websites.
,
1893
Title
O gênero Croton (Euphorbiaceae) na microrregião do Vale do Ipanema, Pernambuco, Brasil
Publication
Rodriguésia 60 (4): 879-901. 2009
Author
Silva, J. S., Sales, M. F. & Carneiro-Torres, D. S.
Website
https://doi.org/10.1590/2175-7860200960409
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Costa Rica to Mexico; W. Caribbean; southern N. America

Habitat

Dry grassy hillsides or on sandbars along streams, at elevations from 200 - 1,250 metres in Guatemala[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.40 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details


Most Croton species are relatively indifferent to their habitat and can grow on a wide range of soils in both disturbed and undisturbed vegetation[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
Plants can flower all year round[
72
Title
Manual of the Southeastern Flora.
Publication
 
Author
Small J.K.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
University of N. Carolina Press.
Year
1933
ISBN
 
Description
Getting rather dated now, an immense work covering the flora of Southeastern N. America. No pictures, it is not for the casual reader. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is used in Venezuela for fixing sand dunes[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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