Taxon profile


Mediterranean Spurge
Euphorbia characias L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Malpighiales »  family Euphorbiaceae »  genus Euphorbia - spurge

Scientific synonyms

Tithymalus characias (L.) Hill
Euphorbia melapetala Gaspar.

Other names

= Albanian Spurge


Euphorbia characias - Mediterranean Spurge

Author: Petr Kocna

Euphorbia characias - Mediterranean Spurge

Author: Jiří Novák

Euphorbia characias - Mediterranean Spurge

Author: Leif & Anita Stridvall


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Intertaxon relationships

consumer: Hyles euphorbiae euphorbiae (Linnaeus, 1758)

consumer (larval stage only): Hyles dahlii (Geyer, 1827)

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Hoppe ex Koch) A.R. Sm.

Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Links and literature

EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Euphorbia characias L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012

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