Monographs Details: Croton mollis Benth.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. A 1-3 m shrub known only from the upper Amazon region. BRAZIL. Amazonas: Pataua, between Tapuruquara and Bareelos, Rio Negro, 4 Oct 1947, Pires 657 ([male] fl. NY, [male][female] fr. U ) .
Discussion:Croton mollis is closely related to C. suavis, differing by having 2 (rather than 4) stipitate glands at the top of the petiole, longer hairs in the indumentum, and narrower leaves. Further collection and study may prove these two species to be conspecifle.
Distribution:Brazil South America