Euphorbia punicea

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Euphorbia punicea
Euphorbia punicea


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: Euphorbioideae
Tribus: Euphorbieae
Subtribus: Euphorbiinae
Genus: Euphorbia
Subgenus: E. subg. Euphorbia
Sectio: E. sect. Cubanthus
Subsectio: E. subsect. Cubanthus
Species: Euphorbia punicea



Euphorbia punicea Sw. (1788)


  • Homotypic
    • Adenorima punicea (Sw.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 112. 1836 publ. 1838.
    • Euphorbiodendron puniceum (Sw.) Millsp., Publ. Field Columb. Mus., Bot. Ser. 2: 305. 1909.
    • Poinsettia punicea (Sw.) Klotzsch & Garcke, Monatsb. Akad. Berl. 1859: 253. 1859.
    • Tithymalus puniceus (Sw.) Haw., Syn. Pl. Succ. 140. 1812.
  • Heterotypic
    • Euphorbia troyana Urb., Symb. Antill. 5(3): 394. 1908.
    • Euphorbiodendron troyanum (Urb.) Millsp., Publ. Field Columb. Mus., Bot. Ser. 2: 305. 1909.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Jamaica

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



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Jamaican poinsettia
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