Taxon: Caperonia palustris (L.) A. St.-Hil.

Genus: Caperonia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
  Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
      Tribe: Chrozophoreae
        Subtribe: Ditaxinae
Nomen number: 451352
Place of publication: Hist. pl. remarq. Brésil 245. 1826
Name Verified on: 14-Aug-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Dec-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • male coq d'Inde  (Source: F LAnt) - French
  • ortie grosse  (Source: F LAnt) - Spanish
  • ortis-savane  (Source: F LAnt) - Spanish
  • sacatrapo  (Source: F Florida) - Spanish

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Morelos, - Oaxaca, - Tabasco, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    • : United States
  • Northern America

    • : United States


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  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
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Check other web resources for Caperonia palustris (L.) A. St.-Hil. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image