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Taxon: Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch

Genus: Euphorbia subgenus: Poinsettia
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Euphorbioideae tribe: Euphorbieae subtribe: Euphorbiinae.
Nomen number: 16403
Place of publication: Allg. Gartenzeitung 2:27. 1834
Name verified on: 02-Jul-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Feb-2009
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • Christmas-flower   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • Christmas-star   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • lobsterplant   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • Mexican flameleaf   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • paintedleaf   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • poinsettia   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • flor-de-papagaio   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • folha-de-sangue   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • papagaio   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • poinsétia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • flor de pascua   (Source: R. Riina, p.c.) – Spanish
  • pascuero   (Source: R. Riina, p.c.) – Spanish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Durango, Sinaloa
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Guatemala

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

References:

  • Burger, W. C., ed. 1971–. Flora costaricensis.
  • Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. [poisonous].
  • Dressler, R. L. 1961. A synopsis of Poinsettia (Euphorbiaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 48:335. [= Poinsettia pulcherrima (Willd. ex Klotzsch) Graham].
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. [poisonous].
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [poisonous].
  • Mabberley, D. J. 2008. Mabberley's plant-book: a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses, third edition. 326. [re. christmas association].
  • Mayfield, M. H. 1997. A systematic treatment of Euphorbia subgenus Poinsettia (Euphorbiaceae). Unpublished dissertation (University of Texas at Austin) 217–224.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Merrill, E. D. 1922–1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. [mentions].
  • Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  • Reitz, R., ed. 1965–. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  • Riina, R. 2011. Review of Euphorbiaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm. via e–mail on 11 Jan.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Trejo, L. et al. 2012. Poinsettia's wild ancestor in the mexican dry tropics: Historical, genetic, and environmental evidence. Amer. J. Bot. 99:1146–1157.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
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Check other web resources for Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google 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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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?16403 (22 August 2014)

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