Euphorbia characias L.

Common name

English: Mediterranean Spurge

German: Palisaden-Wolfsmilch

Portuguese: Maleiteira-maior


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Malpighiales (93)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (76) (family description)

          Genus: Euphorbia (27)

           Epithet: characias L. (1)

characias => from 'Xaraxias' as Dioscorides called E. characias in the first century CE


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green

External links

Check for Euphorbia characias at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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