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Common name

English: Purple Spurge

German: Sumpfquendel-Wolfsmilch

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2509)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2408)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2040)

      Order: Malpighiales (94)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (77) (family description)

          Genus: Chamaesyce (4)

           Epithet: peplis (L.) Prokh. (1)

Synonyms: Euphorbia peplis L., Euphorbia rubescens Link

peplis => name for Chamaesyce peplis recorded by Pedanius Dioscorides (40—90 AD), a Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist

rubescens => becoming red, turning red

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, red

External links

Check for Chamaesyce peplis at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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