Taxon: Euphorbia antisyphilitica Zucc.

Genus: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
  Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
      Tribe: Euphorbieae
        Subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Nomen number: 16345
Place of publication: Flora 15(2, Beibl.):58. late 1832 (Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 1:292. late Dec 1832 ("1829/30") "antisiphylitica")
Comment: although Zuccarini used the spelling "antisiphylitica" in the Abhandlungen article, this spelling has commonly been corrected to "antisyphilitica" because the disease referenced is spelled "syphilis" not "siphylis"; the latter was the spelling he adopted in the Flora article, which is thought to be an earlier publication of the name, so no correction is necessary (K. Gandhi, pers. comm. via e-mail on 31 Dec 2013)
Name Verified on: 27-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Jan-2014
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()
  • Materials: wax (fide Hodge & Sineath, Econ Bot 10:134-154. 1956)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Coahuila
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Hidalgo, - Queretaro


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  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
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  • Oudejans, R. C. H. M. World catalogue of species names published in the tribe Euphorbieae (Euphorbiaceae) with their geographical distribution. 1990 (L Euphorbieae)
  • Turner, B. L. et al. Atlas of the vascular plants of Texas. Sida Botanical Miscellany no. 24. 2003 (Atlas Tex)
  • Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. 1968 (Dict Econ Pl)


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