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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Malpighiales (111)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (77)(family description)

          Genus: Cnidoscolus (3)

            Epithet: urens (L.) Arthur (2)

Synonyms: Bivonea urens (L.) Arthur, Janipha urens (L.) Poir. ex Pohl, Jatropha urens L., Jussieuia herbacea Houst., Manihot urens (L.) Crantz

herbacea => herbaceous, not woody

urens => acid, stinging, burning

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Cnidoscolus urens at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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