Common name: White Croton, Broad Silvery Native Cascarilla
Croton stigmatosus F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Small tree to 15 m high.
Leaves with lamina oblong to lanceolate, 8–15 cm long (longer on juvenile plants), 1.5–4 cm wide, margins mostly with small, irregular teeth, occasionally entire; upper surface green with scattered stellate hairs, often with fine translucent dots; lower surface whitish with a dense covering of stellate hairs; petiole mostly 10–35 mm long, glands stalked.
Racemes 6–14 cm long. Flowers creamy-brown.
Capsule c. 6 mm diam., stellate-hairy; ripe Dec. and Jan.
Distribution and occurrence: In drier rainforest; north from the Hastings R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
A narrow-leaved form with leaves narrow-oblong to lanceolate, 5-12 cm long and <10 mm wide, occurs as a small tree in drier rainforest in Acacia Creek district and northwards into Qld.
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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