Croton pseudopulchellus Pax

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Croton pseudopulchellus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hwange NP, on loop from Main Camp through Dopi Pan

Croton pseudopulchellus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hwange NP, on loop from Main Camp through Dopi Pan

Croton pseudopulchellus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near railway line by road to Hwange NP, Main Camp

Croton pseudopulchellus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hwange NP, on loop from Main Camp through Dopi Pan

Croton pseudopulchellus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hwange NP, on loop from Main Camp through Dopi Pan

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Shrub or small tree. Bark roughish dark grey with watery sap; young branchlets reddish, covered in glandular scales. Leaves sub-opposite or whorled, elliptic to lanceolate, 1-8 cm long, aromatic when crushed, dark green and hairless above, densely covered in silver-white scales below often with numerous reddish-brown glandular scales; margin entire, rolled under. Flowers in spherical heads, pale creamy-yellow, unisexual, in the same or different heads on the same tree. Fruit a 3-lobed capsule, c. 10 mm in diameter, covered in pale yellowish-grey scales.
Type location:
Kenya
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Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa to Mpumalanga, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 443. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 332.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 252.

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 258 - 259.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 41.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 277 - 278.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 56.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Croton pseudopulchellus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134810, retrieved 17 August 2019

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