Taxon: Croton tiglium L.

 
Genus: Croton
Family: Euphorbiaceae
  Subfamily: Crotonoideae
      Tribe: Crotoneae
Nomen number: 12426
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1004. 1753
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)
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 fide Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Vertebrate poisons: fish (fide Pammel; BernhardSmith)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (to humans or livestock fide Kingsbury)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Zhejiang, - Fujian, - Jiangxi, - Jiangsu, - Guangdong, - Guizhou, - Sichuan, - Yunnan, - Guangxi, - Hainan
    • 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:

  • Airy Shaw, H. K. 1972. The Euphorbiaceae of Siam Kew Bull. 26:250.
  • Airy Shaw, H. K. 1975. The Euphorbiaceae of Borneo Kew Bull. add. ser., 4:94.
  • Airy Shaw, H. K. 1981. The Euphorbiaceae of Sumatra Kew Bull. 36:285.
  • Airy Shaw, H. K. 1982. The Euphorbiaceae of Central Malesia (Celebes, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Is.) Kew Bull. 37:15.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Balakrishnan, N. P. & T. Chakrabarty The family Euphorbiaceae in India; a synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography. 2007 (Euphorb India)
  • Bensky, D., A. Gamble, & T. J. Kaptchuk Chinese herbal medicine: Materia medica, rev. ed. 1993 (Chin Herb Med)
  • BernhardSmith, A. Poisonous plants of all countries, 2nd ed. 1923 (BernhardSmith)
  • Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Cheung, Siu-cheong & Ning-hon Li, eds. Chinese medicinal herbs of Hong Kong. 1978- (Chin Med Herb HK)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Medicinal plants in China: a selection of 150 commonly used species. WHO Regional Publications, Western Pacific Series no. 2. 1989 (Med Pl China)
  • Janick, J. & J. Simon, eds. Advances in new crops. 1990 (Adv New Crops)
  • Keys, J. D. Chinese herbs: their botany, chemistry, and pharmacodynamics. 1976 (Chin Herbs)
  • Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. 1964 (Kingsbury)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. 1922-1926 (F Philipp)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of China Checklist (on-line resource). (L China)
  • Pammel, L. H. Manual of poisonous plants. 1911 (Pammel)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Yen, Kun-Ying Illustrated Chinese materia medica: crude drugs. 1980 (Ill Chin Mat Med CrD)

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.