Taxon: Euphorbia lathyris L.

 
Genus: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
  Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
      Tribe: Euphorbieae
        Subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Nomen number: 70275
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:457. 1753 "E. lathyrus" (corr. Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1048. 1759 & Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:655. 1762)
Comments:
  • • "lathyris" is derived from the Greek word for this plant
  • • Linnaeus's citations of Bauhin, Fuchs, and Camerarius were also corrected from "Lathyrus" to "Lathyris" in Sp. pl. ed. 2
Name Verified on: 26-Oct-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Fuels: potential as petroleum substitute/alcohol (fide Noxweed Aust; Bot J Linn Soc 94:316. 1987)
  • Materials: lipids (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed; Noxweed Aust)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . exact native range obscure

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Greece; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France - Corsica

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.

References:

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Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Euphorbia lathyris L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.