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Common name

English: Hairy spurge

German: Behaarte Wolfsmilch

Portuguese: Ésula-lanosa

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Malpighiales (111)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (77)(family description)

          Genus: Euphorbia (27)

            Epithet: hirsuta L. (5)

Synonyms: Euphorbia bonae Mutel, Euphorbia bonii Mutel, Euphorbia crispata Willd., Euphorbia gussoneana Lojac., Euphorbia hirsuta (Willd. ex Hornem.) Oudejans, Euphorbia leucotricha Boiss., Euphorbia platyphyllos (Vahl) Knoche, Euphorbia pubescens Vahl, Euphorbia sera-comans Bubani, Euphorbia vahliana Guss., Euphorbia vahlii Jacq., Galarhoeus pubescens (Vahl) Fourr., Tithymalus caesalpini Bubani, Tithymalus mucronata Raf., Tithymalus pubescens (Vahl) Samp., Tithymalus sera-comans (Bubani) Bubani

hirsuta => having long distinct hairs, rough, hairy

mucronata => terminating, an organ with a straight, stiff and sharp point

platyphyllos => flat or broad leaf

pubescens => downy, slightly hairy

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: orange, yellow

External links

Check for Euphorbia hirsuta at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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