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1a. Croton alabamensis E. A. Smith ex Chapman var. alabamensis

Alabama croton Alabama croton

Leaf blades: abaxial surface silvery, scales mostly unpigmented or light amber, some dark blackish brown scales sometimes present. Inflorescences 9–18-flowered, producing 0–11 fruits. 2n = 16, 32.

Flowering mostly late Feb–early Apr; fruiting mostly May–Jun. Limestone glades, forest understories, shale or sandstone outcrops, often on steep slopes; 50–150 m; Ala.

Variety alabamensis is restricted to Bibb and Tuscaloosa counties. A report of this variety from Tennessee is almost certainly erroneous (K. Wurdack 2006).


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