Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch

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Euphorbia pulcherrima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

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Synonyms: Poinsettia pulcherrima (Klotzsch) Graham
Common names: Poinsettia (English)
Status: Cultivated and rarely escaping
Shrub to 4 m. Inflorescence bearing large, striking, usually bright red, bracts. In some cultivated forms, the bracts are pink or pale yellow.
Derivation of specific name: pulcherrima: most beautiful
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Worldwide distribution: Central America
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 363 - 364.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Euphorbia pulcherrima
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Euphorbia pulcherrima
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Euphorbia pulcherrima
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Euphorbia pulcherrima
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Euphorbia pulcherrima

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euphorbia pulcherrima
African Plant Database: Euphorbia pulcherrima
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Euphorbia pulcherrima
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Euphorbia pulcherrima
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Euphorbia pulcherrima
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iNaturalist: Euphorbia pulcherrima
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Euphorbia pulcherrima
JSTOR Plant Science: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Plants of the World Online: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Tropicos: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Wikipedia: Euphorbia pulcherrima

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Euphorbia pulcherrima., retrieved 22 July 2024

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