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Plant Species of the genus Euphorbia

Information about this genus
Name: Euphorbia
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: The diversity of form makes it difficult to generalize cultural details. Consider the plant?s natural habitat, and provide similar growing conditions. In cool-temperate climates most of the succulent and subtropical species will require greenhouse protection but some will grow in dry rock gardens. Due to the toxicity of the sap care should always be taken when handling these plants. The best method of propagation also varies between species. Seed is the only practicable method for some species while others will grow from stem-tip cuttings or division.
Description: This large genus of about 2,000 species of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees, both evergreen and deciduous, is distributed throughout the world. It covers a diverse range of form and natural habitats, from the spiny and succulent cactus-like species of hot dry areas to leafy perennials from cool-temperate climates. All species contain a poisonous milky sap that can cause severe skin irritation and, sometimes, temporary blindness on contact with the eyes. The purgative qualities of the sap are recognized in the common name given to the genus, spurge, from the Latin expurgare, ?to purge?. The flowers, borne singly or in clusters, are very small and insignificant, but are often accompanied by colorful petal-like bracts such as the scarlet ones of poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima).

Specie Vernacular Zone
agraria urban spurge
alta
apocynifolia
arkansana
arundelana
barbellata
chamaesyce
commutata tinted woodland spurge
corollata flowering spurge
cyathophora fire on the mountain
cyparissias cypress spurge
darlingtonii
davidii David's spurge
dentata toothed spurge
dictyosperma
epithymoides cushion spurge
esula leafy spurge
Euphorbia 3 martinii 7-10
Euphorbia ammak 10-11
Euphorbia atropurpurea 9-11
Euphorbia balsamifera 9-11
Euphorbia candelabrum 9-11
Euphorbia characias 8-10
Euphorbia cooperi 9-11
Euphorbia cotinifolia 10-11
Euphorbia fulgens 10-11
Euphorbia grandicornis 8-11
Euphorbia grandidens 8-11
Euphorbia griffithii 5-10
Euphorbia ingens 9-11
Euphorbia lactea 10-11
Euphorbia leucocephala 9-11
Euphorbia mellifera 9-11
Euphorbia milii 10-11
Euphorbia neriifolia 10-11
Euphorbia pseudocactus 9-10
Euphorbia pulcherrima 10-11
Euphorbia tirucalli 8-11
Euphorbia triangularis 9-11
Euphorbia trigona 9-11
exigua dwarf spurge
falcata sickle spurge
gemella
geyeri
glyptosperma
graminifolia
havanensis
helioscopia madwoman's milk
herronii
heterophylla
hexagona sixangle spurge
hirta
humistrata
intercedens
ipecacuanhae American ipecac
lathyris moleplant
lathyrus
lucida shining spurge
maculata
marginata snow on the mountain
marilandica
myrsinites myrtle spurge
neomexicana
nutans
obtusata
ophthalmica
paniculata
paralias sea spurge
peplus petty spurge
pilulifera
platyphyllos broadleaf spurge
podperae
polygonifolia
preslii
prostrata
pseudovirgata
pubentissima false flowering spurge
purpurea Darlington's glade spurge
segetalis grainfield spurge
serpens
serpyllifolia
spathulata warty spurge
stictospora
supina
terracina Geraldton carnation weed
uralensis
vermiculata
virgata
zinniiflora



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