Croton glandulosus var. hirtus (Introduced)


Argentina Northeast; Argentina Northwest; Belize; Benin; Bolivia; Borneo; Brazil North; Brazil Northeast; Brazil South; Brazil Southeast; Brazil West-Central; Burkina; Chagos Archipelago; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Honduras; India; Ivory Coast; Jamaica; Jawa; Leeward Is.; Liberia; Malaya; Mexico Central; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Northwest; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest; New Guinea; Nicaragua; Paraguay; Peru; Sierra Leone; Sumatera; Suriname; Tanzania; Thailand; Trinidad-Tobago; Venezuela; Windward Is.; Zare as per Catalogue of Life (Croton hirtus L'Hér.);

Common name: Hairy Croton


Erect dichotomously branched aromatic herbs upto 60 cm high; branchlets with white to pale yellow strigose-stellate hairs. Leaves 2.4-9 x 1.5-7.8 cm, ovate to ovate-oblong, base truncate, broadly cuneate or oblique, margins irregularly serrate, apex acute, stellate white hairy on both sides, 3-5-nerved from base, 2-stalked gland present at the base of lamina; petiole 0.3-6.5 cm long, stellate hairy; stipules 2-5 mm long, linear, stellate hairy. Inflorescence terminal, upto 4 cm long with multibranched numerous glandular hairs, female flowers below, male flowers above; bracts 2-4 mm long, linear, glandular hairy. Male flowers white; pedicels c. 1 mm long, stellate hairy; tepals 10, 2-seriate, white, 1.5-2 x 0.5-1 mm, obovate or oblanceolate, obtuse or acute at apex, stellate hairy without. Stamens many. Female flowers green; tepals 5; longer ones 3, c. 3 mm long, obovate; shorter ones 2, 1-1.5 mm long. Ovary c. 1.5 mm long, ovoid, stellate hairy. Capsules 3-5 x 3-4 mm, ovoid, stellate hairy. Seeds 2-3 mm long, trigonous, brown with black patches, caruncle cream.
Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
Wastelands
West Indies, Central and South America and Tropical Asia
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
 

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ID of Palakkad 25-June-14 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
Palakkad June 14.
Plant about one foot. Growing wild in urban areas.
Leafs have aromatic smell.
Heliotropium?
Croton hirtus
Yes, Croron glandulosus var. hirtus.
   
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Request to identify the plant : 13 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (3)- around 900 kb each. 
Location: Thevara , Kerala
Date:1 July 2019
Elevation:22.97 feet

Seems to Acalypha sp. 
Euphorbiaceae,


Yes, this is Acalypha malabarica Muell.-Arg.

Looks like Croton hirtus 
A close up of Infl. would facilitate correct ID

Thanks, ..., for the id.
I also agree with you as per images, details and references at Croton glandulosus var. hirtus

Yes, it is correct. Another South American herb, Astraea lobata is silently creeping into India.

I agree with ... Yes, it is Croton glandulosus var hirtus (L'Herit) Muell.Arg.

came with wheat in the seventies? or sixties????

 

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