Croton alienus

a rare Croton alienus photo © by Michael Plagens

This tree is maintained in the botanical garden at the Kitale Nature Conservancy, Kitale, Kenya. January 2014.

LEAVES: Alternate on stems. Margins with very shallow dentitions. Dark green and glabrous on top surface.


FLOWERS: Small white flowers in loose spikes.

flower of Croton alienus
RANGE: Listed as threatened and thus unlikely to be encountered except in localized populations in highland areas in Kenya.

FRUIT: Three-parted capsules.


Euphorbiaceae -- Spurge Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 7 June 2014