Croton alabamensis E.A. Smith ex Chapman var. alabamensis . Phen: Mar-Apr. Hab: Dry to mesic limestone and dolostone glades, woodlands, and wooded ravines. Dist: Endemic to scattered populations in c. AL; alleged populations in sc. TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997) are apparently based on mislabeled specimens (Wurdack 2006).
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: Var. texensis S. Ginzbarg is endemic to c. TX (Ginzbarg 1992; Aplet et al. 1994), where it occurs in canyons in the Edwards Plateau. The species is most closely related to species of the West Indies, Central America, and South America; its distribution is obviously relictual.
Synonymy: = FNA12, K1, K3, K4; < Croton alabamensis E.A.Sm. ex Chapm. – S