Euphorbia virosa

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Euphorbia virosa
Euphorbia virosa


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. Euphorbia
Species: Euphorbia virosa
Subspecies: E. v. subsp. arenicola – E. v. subsp. virosa



Euphorbia virosa Willd., 1799


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • SW. Angola to Cape Prov.

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



Primary references


Vernacular names

Afrikaans: Gifboom
English: Gifboom
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