Croton fruticulosus Engelm. ex Torr.
Bush Croton, Encinilla, Hierba Loca
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)USDA Symbol: CRFR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Bush Croton, Encinilla
Location: Medina River Ranch, Gate 9, 400 m N of the Gate.
Habitat: Semi-shaded river bank. Moist, loose, alluvial soil.
Description: Erect shrub, 55 cm tall. Leaves lanceolate, widest about 1/3 from base, more than twice as long as broad, acute apically, rounded basally, entire (or minutely serrate). No glands on leaf, stellate-tomentose beneath, less so above. Petioles exceed 1/2 length of leaf. Styles once dichotomously cleft, =6 ultimate stigmatic ends. Capsule subglobose, 5 mm long, 3-seeded.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 13, 1992
Specimen number: 423
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0610
Accession Date: Nov 23, 1993
Accession Number: 44 Annotations: MXFRM