Croton zehntneri Pax & K.Hoffm.

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 19: 176 (1923)
This name is a synonym of Croton grewioides

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Riina, R., Van Ee, B.W., Rossi Caruzo, M.B., Carneiro-Torres, D.S., Freitas dos Santos, R. & Berry, P.E. (2021). The Neotropical Croton sect. Geiseleria (Euphorbiaceae): Classification Update, Phylogenetic Framework, and Seven New Species from South America. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 106: 111-166. [Cited as Croton grewioides.]
  • Sordé, R.C. & al. (2019). Taxonomic synopsis of Croton section Geiseleria (Euphorbiaceae) in Brazil, including description of a new species. Phytotaxa 417: 1-105. [Cited as Croton grewioides.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Croton zehntneri.]
  • 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. [Cited as Croton zehntneri.]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:


  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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