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Taxon: Euphorbia leucocephala Lotsy

Genus: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
Tribe: Euphorbieae
Subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Nomen number: 16384
Place of publication: Bot. Gaz. 20:350, t. 24. 1895
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Nov-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Dec-2002
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • pascuita  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; F CostaR); ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; F CostaR)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • Mexico (w. & s.)

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Burger, W. C., ed. Flora costaricensis. (F CostaR)
  2. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  3. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  4. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  5. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  6. Webster, G. L. & M. J. Huft 1988. Revised synopsis of Panamanian Euphorbiaceae Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75:1138.

Check other web resources for Euphorbia leucocephala Lotsy :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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?id=16384. Accessed 24 April 2019.