Euphorbia

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Euphorbia
Euphorbia February 2008-2.jpg
Euphorbia cf. serrata'
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
Tribe: Euphorbieae
Subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Griseb.
Genus: Euphorbia
L.
Type species
Euphorbia antiquorum
L.
Subgenera

Chamaesyce
Esula
Euphorbia
Rhizanthium
and see below

Diversity
c. 2008 species
Synonyms

Chamaesyce
Elaeophorbia
Endadenium
Monadenium
Synadenium
Pedilanthus

Euphorbia is a genus o flouerin plants belangin tae the faimily Euphorbiaceae. Consistin o 2008 species,[1] Euphorbia is the fowerth lairgest genus o flouerin plants; it an aa haes ane o the lairgest ranges o chromosome counts, alang wi Rumex an Senecio.[2] Members o the faimily an genus are commonly referred tae as spurges. Euphorbia antiquorum is the type species for the genus Euphorbia;[3] it wis describit bi Carl Linnaeus in 1753 in Species Plantarum. The faimily is primarily foond in the tropical an subtropical regions o Africae an the Americas, but an aa in temperate zones warldwide. Succulent species oreeginate maistly frae Africae, the Americas an Madagascar. Thare exists a wide range o insular species: on the Hawaiian Islands, whaur spurges are collectively kent as "akoko",[4] an on the Canary Islands as "tabaibas".[5][6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "WCSP". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  2. doi:10.1007/BF00986147
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  3. S. Carter (2002). "Euphorbia". In Urs Eggli. Dicotyledons. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants 5. Springer. p. 102. ISBN 978-3-540-41966-2. 
  4. Module 14: Hawaiian in A Mini-Course in Medical Botany
  5. tabaibas
  6. http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta?TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=tabaiba