Encyclopedia > Croton

  Article Content


Croton (present-day Crotone), in the "toe" of the Italian peninsula, was a Greek colony from c. 710 BC[?].

in Botany, Croton is a plant genus in the Euphorbiaceae family. Of about 40 species in this genus, the best known member is Croton tiglium, known by the common name Croton, a tree or shrub native to Southeast Asia. Croton oil, used in herbal medicine as a violent purgative, is extracted from its seeds.

The common name Croton also refers to Codiaeum variegatum, a common houseplant with large elliptical leaves that each range in color from green to red and yellow.

External links:

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Islip Terrace, New York

... 0.04% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 6.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of ...

This page was created in 40.1 ms