Genus:
Euphorbia L.

Euphorbia mesembryanthemifolia Jacq.

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Florida to Caribbean, S. Mexico to Central Brazil. It is used as a medicine.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Caribbean. Elevation range: 0–360 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Bolívar, La Guajira, Magdalena, San Andrés y Providencia.
Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, wetlands (inland).

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 360 m.; Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Guyana

Euphorbia mesembryanthemifolia Jacq. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Corcoran, M.R. [15], Turks and Caicos Is. 76196.000 No
Bahamas K001501416 Yes
Bahamas K001501417 Yes
Bahamas K001501418 Yes
Bahamas K001501420 Yes
Bahamas K001501421 Yes
Bahamas K001501422 Yes
Bahamas K001501423 Yes
Bahamas K001501424 Yes
n/a K001501425 Yes
n/a K001501426 Yes
n/a K001501427 Yes
n/a K001501428 Yes
n/a K001501429 Yes
n/a K001501430 Yes
n/a K001501431 Yes
n/a K001501432 Yes
n/a K001501433 Yes
n/a K001501434 Yes
n/a K001501435 Yes
n/a K001501436 Yes
n/a K001501437 Yes
n/a K001501438 Yes
n/a K001501439 Yes
n/a K001501440 Yes
n/a K001501441 Yes
n/a K001501442 Yes
n/a K001501443 Yes
n/a K001501444 Yes
n/a K001501445 Yes
n/a K001501446 Yes
n/a K001501447 Yes
n/a K001501448 Yes
n/a K001501449 Yes
n/a K001501450 Yes
n/a K001501451 Yes
n/a K001501452 Yes
n/a K001501453 Yes
n/a K001501454 Yes
n/a K001501455 Yes
n/a K001501456 Yes
n/a K001501457 Yes
n/a K001501458 Yes
n/a K001501461 Yes
n/a K001501462 Yes
n/a K001501463 Yes
n/a K001501464 Yes
n/a K001501465 Yes
n/a K001501466 Yes
n/a K001501467 Yes
n/a K001501468 Yes
n/a K001501469 Yes
Trinidad K001501470 Yes
Trinidad K001501471 Yes
Trinidad K001501472 Yes
Trinidad K001501473 Yes
n/a K001501459 No
n/a K001501460 No

First published in Enum. Syst. Pl.: 22 (1760)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016). Flora of North America North of Mexico 12: 1-603. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • 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.
  • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera & C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2010). Manual de plantas de Costa Rica volumen V. Dicotiledóneas (Clusiaceae-Gunneraceae) Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 119: 1-970. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • 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.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Cirilo, N. & Proctor, G.R. (1994). Vascular plants of the Caribbean Swan islands of Honduras Brenesia 41-42: 73-80.
  • Correll, D.S. & Correll, H.B. (1982). Flora of the Bahama Archipelago: 1-1692. J.Cramer, Vaduz.
  • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera & C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2010). Manual de plantas de Costa Rica volumen V. Dicotiledóneas (Clusiaceae-Gunneraceae) Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 119: 1-970. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Diazgranados, M., Allkin, B., Black N., Cámara-Leret, R., Canteiro C., Carretero J., Eastwood R., Hargreaves S., Hudson A., Milliken W., Nesbitt, M., Ondo, I., Patmore, K., Pironon, S., Turner, R., Ulian, T. (2020). World Checklist of Useful Plant Species. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity.
  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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