from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of the natural order Euphorbiaceæ, characterized by having its achlamydeous. unisexual flowers within a cup-shaped, calyx-like involucre, the central solitary pistillate flower being surrounded by numerous monandrous staminate ones, and the whole resembling a perfect flower.
- noun [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) Spurge, or bastard spurge, a genus of plants of many species, mostly shrubby, herbaceous succulents, affording an acrid, milky juice. Some of them are armed with thorns. Most of them yield powerful emetic and cathartic products.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Euphorbiaceae— with numerous flowering plantspecies, which may grow as herbs, shrubs, or trees, but all typically with latexand paired spines..
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- noun type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice
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Two of the most striking plants of the Brandberg Mountain are the Brandberg acacia (Acacia montis-usti) and the Brandberg euphorbia (Euphorbia monteiroi subsp. brandbergensis).
Termitaria within the thickets harbor species otherwise foreign to the community, such as the large candelabra euphorbia, Euphorbia bilocularis.
We there found not only cactuses, tufts of cistus-leaved tribulus, and the beautiful purple euphorbia, * (* Euphorbia tithymaloides.) but also the avicennia, the allionia, the sesuvium, the thalinum, and most of the portulaceous plants which grow on the banks of the gulf of Cariaco.
I am wondering if your Euphorbia is the species palustris?
NO Christmas would be complete without at least one of these vibrant plants (proper name Euphorbia pulcherrima).
If the word be a misprint for Ghadá it means a kind of Euphorbia which, with the Arák (wild caper-tree) and the Daum palm (Crucifera thebiaca), is one of the three normal growths of the Arabian desert
Species endemism is relatively low, with much of this endemism being restricted to succulent genera such as Euphorbia, Crassula, Delosperma and Aloe.
Succulent trees, such as Euphorbia arbuscula, Dracaena socotranus, and Adenium obesum spp. sokotranum and emergent trees, such as Boswellia spp.,
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I have grown the Euphorbia ‘Sticks on Fire’ and I agree, it is not my favorite, but people just love it.