Euphorbia heterophylla L.

Common name

English: Mexican Fireplant, Wild poinsetta

German: Bechertragende Wolfsmilch

Mandarin: 白苞猩猩草 (bai bao xing xing cao)

Portuguese: Amendoim bravo, Leiteira

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Malpighiales (93)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (76) (family description)

          Genus: Euphorbia (27)

           Epithet: heterophylla L. (2)

Synonyms: Agaloma angustifolia Raf., Euphorbia morisoniana Klotzsch, Tithymalus heterophyllus (L.) Haw.

angustifolia => with narrow leaves

heterophylla => bearing leaves of more than one kind

heterophyllus => bearing leaves of more than one kind

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

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

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