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Croton tiglium, Croton Oil Plant

Croton tiglium

Croton Oil Plant
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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A small tree or shrub with a few spreading branches bearing alternate petiolate leaves which are ovate, acuminate, serrate, smooth, dark green on upper surface paler beneath and furnished with two glands at base. Flowers in erect terminal racemes, scarcely as long as the leaf, the lower female, upper male, straw-colored petals. The oil is obtained by expression from the seeds previously deprived of the shell.

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