Species

Euphorbia pinea

Etymology

Euphorbia: after Euphorbus, a Greek physician who served King Juba of Numidia in 12BC. Juba named a cactus to honour Euphorbus and later Linnaeus named the entire genus after the physician.

Authority

Euphorbia pinea L.

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites

Distribution

Exotic. New Zealand: North Island (Auckland - Northcote). Sparingly naturalised along roadside

Endemic Taxon

No

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

This page last updated on 10 May 2012