Taxon: Croton tiglium L.

 
Genus: Croton
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Crotoneae
Nomen number: 12426
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1004. 1753
Link to protologue:
Comment: the specific epithet is a noun in apposition and retains its own gender and termination irrespective of the gender of the generic name (Melbourne ICN Art. 23.5)
Typification:
Name Verified on: 16-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Kew Bull 26:250. 1971; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: potential for weed control (for controlling Imperata grass)
  • Vertebrate poisons: fish ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: fish ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (to humans or livestock)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, [Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal] Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Celebes, Java, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra] Malaysia, Philippines


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1972. The Euphorbiaceae of Siam Kew Bull. 26:250.
  2. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1975. The Euphorbiaceae of Borneo Kew Bull. add. ser., 4:94.
  3. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1981. The Euphorbiaceae of Sumatra Kew Bull. 36:285.
  4. Airy Shaw, H. K. 1982. The Euphorbiaceae of Central Malesia (Celebes, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Is.) Kew Bull. 37:15.
  5. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  6. Balakrishnan, N. P. & T. Chakrabarty The family Euphorbiaceae in India; a synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography. 2007 (Euphorb India)
  7. BernhardSmith, A. Poisonous plants of all countries, 2nd ed. (BernhardSmith)
  8. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  9. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  10. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  11. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  12. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  13. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  15. Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. (F Philipp)
  16. Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of China Checklist (on-line resource). (L China)
  17. Pammel, L. H. Manual of poisonous plants. (Pammel)
  18. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  19. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)

Check other web resources for Croton tiglium L. :

  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=12426. Accessed 23 June 2018.