Croton megalobotrys

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Croton megalobotrys


Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Crotonoideae
Tribus: Crotoneae
Genus: Croton
Species: Croton megalobotrys


Croton megalobotrys Mull.Arg., 1864


  • Homotypic
    • Oxydectes megalobotrys (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 612 (1891).
  • Heterotypic
    • Croton gubouga S.Moore, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 40: 196 (1911).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Tropical Africa
      • Botswana; Caprivi Strip; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Northern Provinces; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

Afrikaans: Grootkoorsbessie, Koorsbessie
English: Feverberry croton, Large fever-berry
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