Croton is an extensive flowering plant genus in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. The plants of this genus were described and introduced to Europeans by Georg Eberhard Rumphius. ..
croton, (Codiaeum variegatum), also called variegated laurel, colourful-leaved plant of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) native to Malaysia and the Pacific and extensively cultivated. ... The plants are evergreen with brilliantly coloured, glossy, leathery leaves.