Tropic Croton

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Cotyledons and early leaves.  Tropic croton is the only croton species which has toothed leaves.

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Glands.  There are two yellowish glands located at the base of the leaf blade where it joins the petiole.

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Stellar trichomes.  When the leaf surface is magnified, star-shaped leaf hairs are apparent.

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Flowers.  White and located in the terminals.


Seed.  Seed are rounded with a glossy gray coloring; some mottled with brown markings.  Size is approximately 3.0 mm in diameter.

Life cycle: summer annual.