Croton balsensis V.W.Steinm. & Mart.Gord.

, Brittonia 59(4): 380 (-384; fig. 1) (2007).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Brittonia; a Series of Botanical Papers. New York, NY
59(4): 380 (-384; fig. 1)
Date of Publication
28 Dec 2007
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
F. G. Medrano, B. González & D. Nava 12679
Mun. Atoyatempan, Canada de Acatzitzimitla ... alt. 1850 m
Collection Date
28 Jun 1982
Type Herbaria
holotype MEXU
Distribution Of Types
Puebla (Mexico, Northern America)


endemic to the Balsas Depression of southern Mexico, is described and illustrated. It occurs in the states of Guerrero, Morelos, and Puebla, growing in tropical deciduous forest at elevations from 450 to 1850 m. It is best accommodated in Croton sect. Cascarilla. The Mexican species of this section are often quite similar, but C. balsensis is readily separated from related species by the possession of echinate ovaries and fruits. (vide abstract).