Euphorbia antisyphilitica

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Euphorbia antisyphilitica
Euphorbia antisyphilitica


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 antisyphilitica


Euphorbia antisyphilitica Zucc., 1832


  • Homotypic
    • Euphorbia antisyphilitica var. typica Miranda, Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. México 14: 31 (1943), not validly publ.
    • Tirucalia antisyphilitica (Zucc.) P.V.Heath, Calyx 5: 87 (1996).
  • Heterotypic
    • Euphorbia occulta Klotzsch in B.Seemann, Bot. Voy. Herald: 277 (1856).
    • Euphorbia cerifera Alcocer, Anales Inst. Méd.-Nac. México 11: 155 (1911).


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

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Candelilla, Wax Euphorbia
español: candelilla
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