Euphorbia mercurialina

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Euphorbia mercurialina


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. Chamaesyce
Sectio: E. sect. Alectoroctonum
Species: Euphorbia mercurialina


Euphorbia mercurialina Michx., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 212 (1803).


  • Homotypic
    • Tithymalopsis mercurialina (Michx.) Small, Fl. S.E. U.S.: 716 (1903).
    • Agaloma mercurialina (Michx.) Nieuwl., Amer. Midl. Naturalist 2: 299 (1912).
  • Heterotypic
    • Euphorbia mercurialis Pers., Syn. Pl. 2: 13 (1806).
    • Agaloma ciliata Raf., Autik. Bot.: 94 (1840).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional:Southeastern USA
      • Alabama; Georgia; Kentucky; Tennessee

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: mercury spurge

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