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A Cornucopia of Alchornea

Alchornea (Euphorbiaceae) has many uses. According to Wikipedia, for centuries the indigenous peoples of the Amazon have used the bark and leaves of iporuru (Alchornea castaneifolia) for many different purposes and prepared it in many different ways. The Alchornea castaneifolia plant commonly is used with other plants during shamanistic training and, sometimes is an ingredient in ayahuasca (a hallucinogenic, multi-herb decoction used by South American shamans).

Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @sylviaorli @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.

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A Feast of Crotons - complete

You may be asking, what is there to do during the holiday season? The answer is obvious. Transcribe Croton records of course! And Botanists at the Smithsonian are grateful as always for your help. Together we will help conserve the plants of the world.

Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @sylviaorli @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.

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A Luxuriance of Croton! - complete

Join us in transcribing the, yes, you guessed it, Croton, an extensive flowering genus fom the Euphorbiaceae, or Spurge, family. Here's another interesting fact: According to Wikipedia, in the Amazon the red latex from the species Croton lechleri, known as Sangre de Drago (Dragon's blood), is used as a "liquid bandage", as well as for other medicinal purposes, by native peoples.
Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions and thanks to all of you for your help!

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A LUXURIANCE OF CROTON! Set 2 - complete

Join us in transcribing the, yes, you guessed it, Croton, an extensive flowering genus fom the Euphorbiaceae, or Spurge, family. Here's another interesting fact: According to Wikipedia, Cascarilla (Croton eluteria) bark is used to flavour the liqueurs Campari and Vermouth. Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions and thanks to all of you for your help!

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A LUXURIANCE OF CROTON! Set 3 - complete

Join us in transcribing the, yes, you guessed it, Croton, an extensive flowering genus fom the Euphorbiaceae, or Spurge, family. Here's another interesting fact: According to Wikipedia, Croton seeds can be made in to an oil that is used in herbal medicine as a violent purgative. Nowadays, it is considered unsafe and it is no longer listed in the pharmacopeias of many countries. Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, for any questions or comments about the transcriptions and thanks to all of you for your help!

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A Ponderance of Aporosa

Like many plants in the Euphorbiaceae, Aporosa can be used for medicinal purposes.

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Acalypha accolades!

The Acalypha genus is one of the largest in the Euphorbiaceae. Just as we saw many Croton, Acalypha will be making an appearance in many sets.

Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @sylviaorli @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.

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Acalypha accolades! Set 2

The Acalypha genus is one of the largest in the Euphorbiaceae. Just as we saw many Croton, Acalypha will be making an appearance in many sets.

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An Assortment of Euphorbiaceae

In this set, we have a number of different genera of Euphorbiaceae, all different and yet all very much the same in certain features.

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Antidesma and others

The Antidesma is a fruiting plant that is known for its cherry-like fruits that can be made in to jam.

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