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  Croton gibsonianus
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Croton gibsonianus Nimmo in J. Graham, Cat. Pl. Bombay 251. 1839; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 392. 1887; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 202. 2007.
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  Description: Tall nearly glabrous shrubs. Leaves alternate, 7-17 x 1.5-3.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, acuminate, minutely serrate, glabrous or with a few stellate hairs, base rounded, usually with 2 stipitate glands; main nerves 6-8 pairs, slender, with reticulate venation between; petioles 1-2.5 cm long, often with a few stellate hairs at the apex and at the base. Flowers in 12-25 cm long slender racemes, the males often fascicled and the females usually solitary near the base of the racemes; bracteoles minute, linear. Male flowers: pedicels 6-8 mm long, filiform. Calyx 3 mm long, divided nearly to the base; segments ovate, acute, membranous; petals 2.5 mm long, oblong, ciliate; stamens 10, on a hairy receptacle; disk of 5 large glands. Female flowers: pedicels 3 mm long, stout, stellately hairy; calyx stellately hairy, especially at the base, lobes ovate, acute; petals 0; disk saucer-shaped; ovary globose, densely stellately hairy; styles 3, 4 mm long, each subdivided almost to the base into 2 linear branches. Capsules globose, 12 mm in diam., 3-lobed, stellately hairy; seeds broadly ellipsoid, smooth, shining, brown, mottled.
  Habit: Shrub
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Altitude: -500
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