Taxon: Euphorbia myrsinites L.

Genus: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
Tribe: Euphorbieae
Subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Nomen number: 16389
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:461. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; Ency GardPl)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Lampe & McCann)
  • Weed: (fide State Noxweed Seed)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine Krym
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Former Yugoslavia ; Greece ; Italy

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Brickell, C., ed. The American Horticultural Society. Encyclopaedia of garden plants. 1997 (Ency GardPl)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Euphorbia myrsinites L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image