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1 January 2007 A new species of “sangre de drago” (Croton section Cyclostigma, Euphorbiaceae) from coastal Ecuador
Ricarda Riina, Paul E. Berry, Xavier Cornejo
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Abstract

Croton churutensis is described as a new species of Croton section Cyclostigma endemic to lowland deciduous forests in coastal Ecuador. Its red latex is used locally in Guayas Province to treat wounds, stomach ulcers, and some skin conditions caused by fungal infections. The new species differs from its closest apparent relative, Croton hibiscifolius, in its arching-pendent inflorescences, short-pedicellate female flowers with quadrifid stigmas, more numerous stamens, laciniate stipules, and lower elevation habitat.

Ricarda Riina, Paul E. Berry, and Xavier Cornejo "A new species of “sangre de drago” (Croton section Cyclostigma, Euphorbiaceae) from coastal Ecuador," Brittonia 59(1), 97-101, (1 January 2007). https://doi.org/10.1663/0007-196X(2007)59[97:ANSOSD]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 January 2007
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KEYWORDS
Croton churutensis
Ecuador
Euphorbiaceae
Guayas
Loja
sangre de drago
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