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Common name

English: Sawtooth spurge

German: Gesägte Wolfsmilch

Portuguese: Leiteira-serrada

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2565)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2463)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2084)

      Order: Malpighiales (99)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (77)(family description)

          Genus: Euphorbia (27)

            Epithet: serrata L.(1)

Synonyms: Chylogala serrata (L.) Fourr., Euphorbia truncata (Pers.) Loudon, Galarhoeus serratus (L.) Haw., Tithymalus denticulatus Moench, Tithymalus serratus (L.) Hill

denticulatus => with minute teeth

serrata => beset with saw teeth

serratus => toothed

truncata => truncate, cut off, blunt-ended

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

Check for Euphorbia serrata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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