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Common name

English: Poinsettia

German: Weihnachtsstern

Portuguese: Bico-de-papagaio, Estrela-do-natal

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2110)

      Order: Malpighiales (111)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (77)(family description)

          Genus: Euphorbia (27)

            Epithet: pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch (2)

Synonyms: Euphorbia erythrophylla Bertol., Euphorbia fastuosa Sessé & Moc., Pleuradenia coccinea Raf., Poinsettia pulcherrima (Willd. ex Klotzsch) Graham

coccinea => scarlet

erythrophylla => red leaves

fastuosa => haughty, proud, showy

pulcherrima => most beautiful

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: green, red

External links

Check for Euphorbia pulcherrima at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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