Croton linearis is strictly dioecious; female or male flowers can be seen on a plant but not both.
The traditional use for this plant was to make brooms, it left a nice fragrant Rosemary scent after cleaning.
LYCAENIDAE BLUES & HAIRSTREAKS
Rare Strymon acis / Drury's Hairstreak butterfly
Mrs. Margaret Barwick author of "Tropical and Subtropical Trees: An Encyclopedia" notes that
it is stated by N. L. Britton that the Jamaican plant is not identical with the true C. discolor but merely a broad-leaved variant of Croton linearis.
Dr. Paul Berry; botanical taxonomist from University of Michigan wrote many publications on the EUPHORBIACEAE family,
has classified it as Croton discolor. Both plants are dioecious.
Flowering time; Regularly throughout the year
Distribution; GC, CB, LC
Habitat; Rocky thickets and woodland
Notes; Horticulture potential; This slow growing 4' striking medium size tree is evergreen, its glossy broad green / silver leaves plant specimen is a lovely addition to any landscaping.