Cnidoscolus quercifolius Pohl

Common name

Portuguese: Favela, Faveleira

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Malpighiales (93)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (76) (family description)

          Genus: Cnidoscolus (3)

           Epithet: quercifolius Pohl (1)

Synonyms: Cnidoscolus lobatus Pohl, Cnidoscolus phyllacanthus (M├╝ll.Arg.) Pax & K.Hoffm., Cnidoscolus repandus Pohl, Janipha phyllacantha Mart. ex Pohl, Jatropha phyllacantha M├╝ll.Arg.

lobatus => divided into or bearing lobes

phyllacantha => leaves thorny, prickly, pungent

phyllacanthus => leaves thorny, prickly, pungent

quercifolius => having leaves resembling those of oak Quercus

repandus => with slightly uneven, undulating margin

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Cnidoscolus quercifolius at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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