Croton malabaricus Bedd.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Croton malabaricus Bedd.
  • Vernacular name : Aneikuru (Kannada); Chunnambumaram, Kolavanchi, Pambaram, Thenadal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Planted
  • Key identification features : Flowers white in erect racemes; petals absent in female flowers.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-November
  • Collection Nos : HFP 552
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southwest India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 malabaricus. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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