Monographs Details: Croton glabellus L.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Scientific Name:Croton glabellus L.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. This 5-8 m tree of the rain forest is known from Jamaica, Mexico Central America, the Andes of Venezuela, Colombia and Peru, Bolivar, Venezuela, and the Guianas. SURINAME. Maboen Creek, 31 Mar 1920, B. W. 4640 (fl. N Y ) . BRITISH GUIANA. Wabuwak, Kanuku Mts., alt. 200 ft, Oct 1948, Wilson-Browne 414, F. D. 5813 (fl. fr. NY). VENEZUELA. Bolivar: tall forest south of El Dorado, alt. 215 m, 23 Jul 1960, Steyermark 86586 (fl. NY).

Discussion:C. glabellus is the sole representative of sect. Elutheria within the area. So far it has not been recorded from Brazil, but one specimen, Krukoff 4832 ([male] fl, NY) , Embira, lat. 7° 30' S, long. 70° 15' W , Amazonas, Brazil, seems to belong to this species, although the scales on both sides of the leaf-blade are sparingly developed. With no [female] flower and fruit available, the identification remains doubtful.
Distribution:Suriname South America| Guyana South America| Venezuela South America| Jamaica South America| Mexico North America| Colombia South America| Peru South America|