Croton megalobotrys Müll.Arg.

First published in Flora 47: 537 (1864)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SW. Tanzania to S. Africa. It is a tree and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Caminho, J., Mutemba, L., Matusse, E., Osborne, J., Wursten, B., Burrows, J., Cianciullo, S., Malatesta, L. & Attorre, F. (2022). An updated checklist of Mozambique’s vascular plants. PhytoKeys 189: 61-80.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Caminho, J., Mutemba, L., Matusse, E., Osborne, J., Wursten, B., Burrows, J., Cianciullo, S., Malatesta, L. & Attorre, F. (2022). An updated checklist of Mozambique’s vascular plants. PhytoKeys 189: 61-80.
  • Curtis, B. & Mannheimer, C. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia: 1-688. The National Botanical Research Institute, Windhoek.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1994 Cole, D.T. [979], Botswana K000511194 No
Robson, N.K. [932], Zambia 22004.000 No
McCabe, J. [17], Botswana K000347476 Yes
McCabe, J. [39], Botswana K000347477 Unknown type material Yes
Salubeni, A.J. [1168], Malawi K000048558 No
Greenway, P. [6385], Malawi K000048556 No
Scott Elliot, G.F. [2805], Malawi K000048554 No
Biegel, H. [4021], Botswana K000511191 No
Beer, J.S. de [537], Botswana K000511198 No
Swynnerton [1123], Mozambique K000347474 Unknown type material Yes
Long, D.G. [420], Botswana K000511192 No
Miller, O.B. [65], Botswana K000511196 No
Swynnerton [153], Mozambique K000347473 Unknown type material Yes
Miller, O.B. [268], Botswana K000511195 No
unknown [598] K000347475 Yes
Lugard, E.J. [17], Botswana K000511197 No
Sydes, C. [6], Botswana K000511193 No
Jackson, G. [1394], Malawi K000048557 No
Chapman, J.D. [6030], Malawi K000048559 No
Purves, J.M. [182], Malawi K000048555 No

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Plants and People Africa

    • Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
    • © Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/