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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Crotonoideae
Tribus: Codiaeae
Genus: Acidocroton
Species: A. acunae – A. adelioides – A. ekmanii – A. gentryi – A. horridus – A. litoralis – A. lobulatus – A. madrigalensis – A. montanus – A. oligostemon – A. trichophyllus – A. verrucosus
Name

Acidocroton Griseb., Fl. Brit. W.I. [Grisebach] 42. (1864) nom. et typ. cons.

Type species: Acidocroton adelioides Griseb., Fl. Brit. W. I. 42. (1859)

References

Grisebach, A.H.R. 1864. Flora of the British West Indian Islands 42.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Acidocroton in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 8. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Acidocroton. Published online. Accessed: May 8 2021.
Tropicos.org 2021. Acidocroton. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 8.

Acidocroton is a genus of plants under the family Euphorbiaceae first described with this name in 1859.[3][4] It is native to Colombia and the Greater Antilles.[2][5]

Etymologically, the name Acidocroton means "sour croton".

Species[2]

Acidocroton acunae - Cuba
Acidocroton adelioides - Cuba
Acidocroton ekmanii - E Cuba
Acidocroton gentryi - Cundinamarca
Acidocroton horridus - Haiti
Acidocroton litoralis - Haiti
Acidocroton lobulatus - SE Cuba
Acidocroton montanus - Hispaniola
Acidocroton oligostemon - C + E Cuba
Acidocroton trichophyllus - Cuba
Acidocroton verrucosus - Jamaica

formerly included

moved to Ophellantha

Acidocroton spinosus - Ophellantha spinosa
Acidocroton steyermarkii - Ophellantha steyermarkii

References

van Ee, B. W. 2010. (1941-1942) Proposals to conserve the names Acidocroton and A. adelioides (Euphorbiaceae) with conserved types. Taxon 59(3):9890
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Grisebach, August Heinrich Rudolf. 1859. Flora of the British West Indian Islands 42 short description in Latin, longer description and commentary in English
Tropicos, Acidocroton Griseb.
Martínez Gordillo, M., J. J. Ramírez, R. C. Durán, E. J. Arriaga, R. García, A. Cervantes & R. M. Hernández. 2002. Los géneros de la familia Euphorbiaceae en México. Anales del Instituto de Biología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Botánica 73(2): 155–281.

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