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Taxon: Croton eluteria (L.) W. Wright

 
Genus: Croton
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Crotoneae
Nomen number: 12406
Place of publication: London Med. J. 8:249. 1787 (O. Swartz, Prodr. 100. 1788)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 16-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (for liquors)
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore (inferior substitute of quinine fide Use Pl WT Afr; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti


References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica 414.
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Burkill, H. M. 1994. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 2:46.
  4. Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986-1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. 1989. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs 150. Note: lists as "Croton eleutheria" Sw.
  6. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  8. Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae
  9. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  11. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  12. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932-. Flora of Suriname. Note: = Croton glabellus L.
  13. Rizk, A. M. 1987. The chemical constituents and economic plants of the Euphorbiaceae. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 94:313.
  14. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala. Note: = Croton glabellus L.
  15. van Ee, B. W. & P. E. Berry. 2009. A phylogenetic and taxonomic review of Croton (Euphorbiaceae s.s.) on Jamaica including the description of Croton jamaicensis, a new species of section Eluteria. Syst. Bot. 34:138. Note: mentions as not occurring in Jamaica
  16. Webster, G. L. 1993. A provisional synopsis of the sections of the genus Croton (Euphorbiaceae). Taxon 42:805. Note: mentions
  17. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Croton eluteria (L.) W. Wright :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?12406. Accessed 20 July 2019.