Taxon: Euphorbia dracunculoides Lam.

Genus: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
  Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
      Tribe: Euphorbieae
        Subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Nomen number: 401671
Place of publication: Encycl. 2:428. 1788
Name Verified on: 16-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jun-2008
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • leiteira  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: lipids (drying lipids fide F Iraq)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F Iraq)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Somalia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iraq
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Andhra Pradesh, - Bihar, - Gujarat, - Karnataka, - Madhya Pradesh, - Maharashtra, - Orissa, - Punjab, - Rajasthan, - Tamil Nadu, - Uttar Pradesh, - West Bengal; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: Spain


  • Balakrishnan, N. P. & T. Chakrabarty The family Euphorbiaceae in India; a synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography. 2007 (Euphorb India)
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. 1984- (L Medit)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. 1963- (F Iran)
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. 1966- (F Iraq)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

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