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Common name

English: Cushion spurge

German: Vielfarbige Wolfsmilch


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Malpighiales (111)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (77)(family description)

          Genus: Euphorbia (27)

            Epithet: epithymoides L. (1)

Synonyms: Euphorbia jacquinii Fenzl ex Boiss., Euphorbia lingulata Heuff., Euphorbia microsperma (Murb.) K.Malý, Euphorbia polychroma A.Kern., Galarhoeus epithymoides (L.) Haw., Pythius epithymoides (L.) Raf., Tithymalus epithymoides (L.) Klotzsch & Garcke, Tithymalus fragifer Klotzsch & Garcke, Tithymalus jacquinii (Fenzl ex Boiss.) Soják, Tithymalus lingulatus (Heuff.) Soják

epithymoides => thyme-like

jacquinii => in honor of Nikolaus Joseph Freiherr von Jacquinn (1727-1817), dutch born austrian scientist who studied medicine, chemistry and botany


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

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