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Common name

Portuguese: Favela, Faveleira


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Malpighiales (100)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (79)(family description)

          Genus: Cnidoscolus (3)

            Epithet: quercifolius Pohl (1)

Synonyms: Cnidoscolus lobatus Pohl, Cnidoscolus phyllacanthus (Müll.Arg.) Pax & K.Hoffm., Cnidoscolus repandus Pohl, Janipha phyllacantha Mart. ex Pohl, Jatropha phyllacantha Müll.Arg.

lobatus => divided into or bearing lobes

phyllacantha => leaves thorny, prickly, pungent

phyllacanthus => leaves thorny, prickly, pungent

quercifolius => having leaves resembling those of oak Quercus

repandus => with slightly uneven, undulating margin


Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Cnidoscolus quercifolius at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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