Codiaeum variegatum (L.) Rumph. ex A.Juss.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Croton
Synonym: Croton variegatus L.
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: July - January
Distribution: Malaysia to South West Pacific, introduced elsewhere
Habitat: Several ornamental varieties are grown as garden plants
Uses: Ornamental
Key Characteristics: Croton is a monoecious plant, well-branched shrub. Leaves alternate, variegated above. Inflorescence: staminate, lax, spicate to racemose; bracts 1-6 flowered. Perianth 5 + 5. Stamens 15-100. Ovary ovoid, glabrous, 3-celled; ovule 1 per cell; styles 3, shortly connate at base. Fruit is a Drupe, dehiscing into 3 bivalved cocci; seeds subglobose, smooth, marbled.