Croton insularis (Euphorbiaceae)

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A very attractive tree because of the leaves with covered with silvery scales, particularly on the underside. Like it’s relative Croton triacros, this species is a successional species.

Another distinctive feature of the species is the two protuberances or glands (technically called extrafloral nectaries) on the side of the leaf stalk near the base of the leaf blade.

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I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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