Adelia vaseyi

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Mexican bluewing (Myscelia ethusa) ovipositing on Adelia vaseyi leaf


Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Acalyphoideae
Tribus: Adelieae
Genus: Adelia
Species: Adelia vaseyi



Adelia vaseyi (J.M.Coult.) Pax & K.Hoffm. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 147, VII: 69 (1914).


  • Basionym
    • Euphorbia vaseyi J.M.Coult., Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 1: 48 (1890).
  • Homotypic
    • Ricinella vaseyi (J.M.Coult.) J.M.Coult. & Fisher, Bot. Gaz. 17: 351 (1892).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Northeast
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • Texas

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: wild lime
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