Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Croton caudatus Geiseler

Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus: Croton Species: Croton caudatus Geiseler






Synonym Croton racemosus, Croton drupaceus Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Jepal gota, Geyapal Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Croton Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit is woody, nearly spherical or broadly oblong, 2 to 2.5 centimeters long, terete, or with 6 slender ridges
Habitat Occurs in gallery forest, evergreen forests and thickets Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Asia, Malesia and the Philippines Bark Details Bark smooth, ash-coloured
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species A straggling, climbing shrub, leaves are extremely variable, the smaller ones ovate-cordate Leaf Details Leaf blades about 5-19 x 2.5-12 cm, petioles about 1-5.5 cm long. Underside of the leaf blade and leafy twigs densely clothed in pale stellate hairs

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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