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Taxon: Euphorbia tirucalli L.

Genus: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Euphorbioideae tribe: Euphorbieae subtribe: Euphorbiinae.
Nomen number: 400211
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:452. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 04-Oct-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Oct-2007
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.


SPECIES OF CONSERVATION CONCERN BECAUSE RARE OR ENDANGERED

Species on the following lists:


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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique
    Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Euphorbia tirucalli L.:

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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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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?400211 (01 August 2014)

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