Croton laccifer L.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Croton aromaticus sensu Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Croton laccifer L.
  • Vernacular name : Theppadi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Shola forests bodering grasslands and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1000m, on bare sunny slopes, among rocks
  • Flower, Fruit : April-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kadapa district, Kurnool district, Anantapur district, Nellore district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district)
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Siam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha, C. J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Coorg
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Croton laccifer. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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