Croton tiglium L.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Tiglium officinale Klotzsch; Croton officinalis (Klotzsch) Alston
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Croton tiglium L.
  • Common name : Purging croton, Croton oil plant
  • Vernacular name : Kadalavanakku, Neervalakuru, Neervallam, Neervaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated as medicinal plant
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
  • Native : China
  • World Distribution : Introduced in India, naturalized
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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 tiglium. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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