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Taxon: Euphorbia maculata L.

Genus: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Euphorbioideae tribe: Euphorbieae subtribe: Euphorbiinae.
Nomen number: 316683
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:455. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 22-Dec-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-Dec-2009
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.


Common names:

  • milk-purslane   (Source: Glea Cron ed2 ) – English
  • spotted sandmat   (Source: F Florida [as Chamaesyce maculata]) – English
  • spotted spurge   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • gefleckte Wolfsmilch   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • ko-nishiki-sō   (Source: F JapanOhwi [as Euphorbia supina]) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • lechosilla   (Source: R. Riina, p.c.) – Spanish
  • fläcktörel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Israel; Turkey
    Caucasus: Georgia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Taiwan
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Austria; Hungary; Switzerland
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    United States [w.]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Brazil: Brazil
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay

      Adventive:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Egypt - Sinai

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. [= Chamaesyce maculata (L.) Small].
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan. [= Chamaesyce maculata (L.) Small].
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Riina, R. 2011. Review of Euphorbiaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm. via e–mail on 11 Jan.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1968. Flora europaea. 2:216.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Yatskievych, G. 1999–. Steyermark's Flora of Missouri, revised edition.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74., 1999
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Images:

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