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Common name

English: Wood Spurge

German: Mandel-Wolfsmilch


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Malpighiales (100)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (79)(family description)

          Genus: Euphorbia (30)

            Epithet: amygdaloides L. (1)

Synonyms: Characias amygdaloides (L.) Gray, Esula amygdaloides (L.) Haw., Esula sylvatica (L.) Haw., Euphorbia chaixiana Timb.-Lagr., Euphorbia ligulata Chaub., Euphorbia micans Scheele, Euphorbia nemoralis Salisb., Euphorbia sanguinea Thore, Euphorbia sventenii Marcet, Euphorbia sylvatica L., Keraselma sylvaticum (L.) Raf., Tithymalus sylvaticus (L.) Hill

amygdaloides => Almond like

chaixiana => in honor of Dominique Chaix (1731–1800), French cleric and botanist

ligulata => possessing a ligula, a small tongue

micans => shining, sparkling, glistening

nemoralis => sylvan, growing in woods and groves

sanguinea => blood-red

sventenii => in honor of Eric Ragnor Sventenius (1910-1973), Hispano-Swedish botanist

sylvatica => wild not cultivated, growing in woods and forests

sylvaticum => wild not cultivated, growing in woods and forests

sylvaticus => wild not cultivated, growing in woods and forests


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

Check for Euphorbia amygdaloides at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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