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Species Information
 

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Croton steenkampianus Gerstner
(name current July 2011)
(needs confirmation July 2011)
Marsh Fever-berry
Tonga Croton
mhuluka
mwuluka
uMwuluka

EUPHORBIACEAE
Growth form: Tree/shrub
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
Local abundance: occasional

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Blue Jay Ranch (Mlawula) One record in a protected area by Lycette. Known to be extremely common outside Swaziland.

Regional distribution:
Common outside Swaziland

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Croton steenkampianus - Leaf-stalk up to 3 cm long; blade dark above with few star-shaped hairs, closely covered below with small disc-like white hairs, up to 10 cm long x 7 cm wide, more or less pointed, with pair of glands at base. Fruits horny, c 6 mm diam, stigmas much divided, persistent.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.


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