Taxon: Cnidoscolus texanus (Mull. Arg.) Small

Genus: Cnidoscolus
Family: Euphorbiaceae
  Subfamily: Crotonoideae
      Tribe: Manihoteae
Nomen number: 400144
Place of publication: Fl. s.e. U.S. 706. 1903
Name Verified on: 03-Oct-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, - Louisiana


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains. 1977 (Atlas GPlains)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Smith, E. B. An atlas and annotated list of the vascular plants of Arkansas. 1978 (L Arkansas)
  • Webster, G. L. 1967. The genera of Euphorbiaceae in the southeastern United States J. Arnold Arbor. 48:351.


Check other web resources for Cnidoscolus texanus (Mull. Arg.) Small :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image