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Taxon: Euphorbia peplus L.

Genus: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Euphorbioideae tribe: Euphorbieae subtribe: Euphorbiinae.
Nomen number: 16396
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:456. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 14-May-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-May-2008
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.


Common names:

  • petty spurge   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • radium-plant   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • euphorbe des jardins   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French
  • Garten-Wolfsmilch   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • ésula-redonda   (Source: R. Riina, p.c.) – Portuguese
  • alfavaca-venenosa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • leiteira-de-jardim   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tomagallos   (Source: R. Riina, p.c.) – Spanish
  • rävtörel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
    China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya; Pakistan [w.]
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece [incl. Crete & Aegean Islands]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

References:

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Check other web resources for Euphorbia peplus L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?16396 (21 April 2014)

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