Croton eluteria (L.) W.Wright

Cascarilla, Sweet Bark


Family: Euphorbiaceae

Genus: Croton

Zones: Caribbean

Size: To 35' tall

Description: 

Aromatic bark - pale brown, fissures, used as a digestive aid, for nausea and vomiting.

History: 

Native to the Caribbean.

Published in London Med. J. 8: 249 in 1787.

Basionym Clutia eluteria L.

Experts agree that this is the plant that Catesby depicted in his Natural History Volume II plate 46.


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