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Taxon: Euphorbia tannensis Spreng.

Genus: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Euphorbioideae tribe: Euphorbieae subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Nomen number: 411577
Place of publication: J. F. T. Biehler, Pl. nov. herb. Spreng. 23. 1807
Name verified on: 12-Aug-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 31-Oct-2008
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • causticbush   (Source: F SAust ) – English   [Euphorbia tannensis subsp. eremophila]
  • desert spurge   (Source: F NSWales ) – English   [Euphorbia tannensis subsp. eremophila]

Distributional range:

    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria [n.w.], Western Australia [n. & c.]


  • Garnock-Jones, P. J. 1986. South Pacific plants named by K.P.J. Sprengel in 1807. Taxon 35:125.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae.
  • Green, J. W. 1985. Census of the vascular plants of Western Australia.
  • Harden, G. J., ed. 1990–1993. Flora of New South Wales.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.


Check other web resources for Euphorbia tannensis Spreng.:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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:

  • 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (09 October 2015)

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