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12d. Croton glandulosus Linnaeus var. pubentissimus Croizat, J. Arnold Arbor. 26: 188. 1945.

Croton glandulosus var. hirsutus Shinners

Plants 1–2 dm. Stems densely stellate-hairy, hairs spreading, radii unequal, central radius prominent. Leaves: petiole apical glands sessile, wavy-wrinkled when dry, 05–0.8 mm diam.; blade 2–7 × 0.7–3 cm, length mostly more than 2 times width, membranous, marginal teeth pointed, both surfaces densely stellate-villous; base obscurely 3-veined.

Flowering May–Nov. Beaches, sand dunes, roadsides; 0–50 m; Tex.

Variety pubentissimus grows primarily in the Texas Gulf Coast counties of Aransas, Brazoria, Cameron, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, and San Patricio, but a few collections are known from inland Colorado and Victoria counties.


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