Monographs Details: Croton hirtus L'Hér.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1965. The Botany of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 12 (3): 1-285.
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Scientific Name:Croton hirtus L'Hér.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Common annual distributed through the Guianas, north and central Brazil. SURINAME. Marowijne River: Albina, Jul 1904, Yersteeg 527 (fr. NY); Paramaribo: O n the 2nd or Oude Ryweg, 23 M a y 1916, Samuels 183 ([female][male] fl. NY); Zanderij forest, 3 Jul 1916, Sam.uels 498 ([female] fl. NY); forest en route to Kwatta farm, 27 Apr 1916, Samuels 77 ([male] fl. NY); Charlesburg Rifl, 5 Apr 1944, Maguire and Stahel 22757 (fr.) ; Jacob Kondre village, 15 Jun 1944, Maguire 23803 (fr.). FRENCH GUIANA. Cayenne, 11 May 1921, Broadway 167 ([female] fl. fr. NY). BRAZIL. Para: vic. Santarem, Nov-Mar 1845-50, Spruce 193 (fr. NY); Belem: south woods Instituto Agronomico do Norte, 21 Jan 1943, Archer 8149 ([male][female] fl. NY). VENEZUELA. Delta Amacuro: Cano del Uricoa-San Antonio, 16-19 Feb 1911, Bond, Gillin & Brown 141 (fr. NY).

Discussion:Croton hirtus is closely related to if not identical with C. glandulosus L., distributed throughout the West Indies, Mexico, northern Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Distribution:Suriname South America| French Guiana South America| Venezuela South America|