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Derivation of specific name

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longipedicellatus: with a long pedicel or flower stalk.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Croton longipedicellatus J. Léonard
var. longipedicellatus Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134760
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Description

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Scrambling shrub or small tree, up to c. 4.5 m tall. Bark light grey-brown. Leaves alternate, ovate to elliptic, up to c. 12.5 cm long, thinly textured, sparsely stellate hairy on both surfacess, 3-5-veined from the base; apex often drawn out into a long point; base with two glands next to the petiole below; margin sparsely and finely toothed; petiole 1.5-5.5 cm long, often bent near the base. Flowers without petal, creamy-green to yellowish in racemes 3-17 cm long, unisexual, often in separate inflorescences on different branches or even on different trees, sometimes with a few female flowers at the base of an otherwise male inflorescence. Fruit a 3-lobed capsule, 5-7 mm in diameter, green to black, on a stalk 1-2.5 cm long, dehiscent.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Croton longipedicellatus J. Léonard
var. longipedicellatus Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134760
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Frequency

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Locally common.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Croton longipedicellatus J. Léonard
var. longipedicellatus Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134760
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Flora of Zimbabwe

Worldwide distribution

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Southern DRC, Tanzania, Caprivi-Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Croton longipedicellatus J. Léonard
var. longipedicellatus Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134760
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
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Flora of Zimbabwe