Euphorbia vermiculata

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Euphorbia vermiculata


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
Species: Euphorbia vermiculata


Euphorbia vermiculata Raf., Amer. Monthly Mag. & Crit. Rev. 2: 206 (1818).


  • Homotypic
    • Xamesike vermiculata (Raf.) Raf., Autik. Bot.: 97 (1840).
    • Chamaesyce vermiculata (Raf.) House, Bull. New York State Mus. Nat. Hist. 233-234: 8 (1921).
  • Heterotypic
    • Euphorbia hypericifolia var. hirsuta Torr., Comp. Fl. N. Middle Stat.: 331 (1826).
    • Euphorbia hirsuta (Torr.) Wiegand, Bot. Gaz. 24: 50 (1895), nom. illeg.
    • Euphorbia rafinesquei Greene, Pittonia 3: 207 (1897).
    • Chamaesyce hirsuta (Torr.) Arthur, Torreya 11: 260 (1911).
    • Chamaesyce rafinesquei (Greene) Small in N.L.Britton & A.Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S., ed. 2, 2: 467 (1913).
    • Euphorbia pseudonutans var. hirsuta (Torr.) Farw., Pap. Michigan Acad. Sci. 26(1): 16 (1941).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Arizona; British Columbia; Illinois; Indiana; Maine; Maryland; Masachusettes; Michigan; New Brunswick; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; Newfoundland; Nova Scotia; Ohio; Ontario; Pennsylvania; Quebec; Vermont; West Virginia; Wisconsin

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: wormseed spurge
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