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Taxon: Euphorbia exigua L.

 
Genus: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
Tribe: Euphorbieae
Subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Nomen number: 16367
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:456. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 16-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • dwarf spurge  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • dwarf spurge   - English (Canada)
  • euphorbe exiguë   - French (Canada)
  • kleine Wolfsmilch  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • leiteira-menor  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • hierbecilla traidora  (Source: pers. comm.) - Spanish
  • lechetrezna romeral  (Source: pers. comm.) - Spanish
  • lechetrezna tonta  (Source: pers. comm.) - Spanish
  • lechetreznilla romeral  (Source: pers. comm.) - Spanish
  • småtörel  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Madeira Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Iran (n.), Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Georgia

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation-European part, [European part (s.)] Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Malta, Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Azores]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. 1974. The CIBA-GEIGY Weed Tables
  3. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 163.
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae
  6. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  8. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  9. Radcliffe-Smith, A. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  10. Riina, R. 2011. Review of Euphorbiaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm. via e-mail on 11 Jan.
  11. Silva, L. et al. 2005. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta).
  12. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.

Check other web resources for Euphorbia exigua L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?16367. Accessed 15 September 2019.