Euphorbia virosa subsp. virosa

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Euphorbia virosa subsp. virosa
Euphorbia virosa subsp. 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. virosa



Euphorbia virosa Willd. subsp. virosa autonym


  • Heterotypic
    • Euphorbia bellica Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 945 (1900).
    • Euphorbia dinteri A.Berger, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 16: 109 (1906).
    • Euphorbia virosa f. caespitosa H.Jacobsen, Natl. Cact. Succ. J. 10: 81 (1955).
    • Euphorbia virosa f. striata H.Jacobsen, Natl. Cact. Succ. J. 10: 81 (1955).


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



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Vernacular names

Afrikaans: Gifboom
English: Gifboom