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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Bismarck Archipelago, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Marianas, Nansei-shoto, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Australia

Euphorbia bifida Hook. & Arn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 22, 2010 s.coll. [38], Northern Territory K000186481 syntype
Feb 22, 2010 MacGillivray, J. [258], Australia K000186473 syntype
Feb 22, 2010 MacGillivray, J. [192], Australia K000186474 lectotype
Feb 22, 2010 Thozet, M.I. [s.n.], Queensland K000186500
Feb 22, 2010 Schulz, F. [545], Northern Territory K000186476
Feb 22, 2010 Schultz, F. [549], Northern Territory K000186482 syntype
Aug 1, 2007 Wright, C. [272], China K001080135
Aug 1, 2007 Vachell, G.H. [2411], China K001080134
Mueller F.J.H. von [s.n.], Queensland K000186475 holotype
Schultz, F. [854], Northern Territory K000186483 lectotype
Vachell, G.H. [240], China K001080136 holotype
s.coll. [43], China K001080137
Schultz, F. [505], Northern Territory K000186484
Kornassi [664], Indonesia Euphorbia backeri K001080168 Unknown type material

First published in Bot. Beechey Voy.: 213 (1837)

Accepted by

  • Halford, D.A. & Harris, W.K. (2012). A taxonomic revision of Euphorbia section Anisophyllum Roeper (Euphorbiaceae) in Australia Austrobaileya 8: 441-600.
  • Wu, Z.Y., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D.Y. (eds.) (2008). Flora of China 11: 1-622. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Yang, Y., Riina, R., Morawetz, J.J., Haevermans, T., Aubriot, X. & Berry, P.E. (2012). Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce (Euphorbiaceae) Taxon 61: 764-789.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Euphorbia vachellii.]

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