||After Euphorbus, a Greek physician to the King of Mauritana
|| Having leaves like plants in the genus Hypericum
||Chamaesyce hypericifolia (L.) Millsp., Euphorbia boliviana Rusby
||Graceful Spurge, Beach Spurge, Graceful Sandmat
Euphorbia hypericifolia is a common herb in scrublands. The oppositely arranged leaves are usually slightly curved and have small serrations along the margins. The inflorescence consists of white petal-like glands which surrounds the male and female flowers.
This American native have since been naturalised widely in the Old World tropics (eFloras, 2008).
The Graceful Spurge is a common scrubland species.
The leaves are usually slightly curved.
The leaves have small serrated margins.
The inflorescences, showing the fruit and white petal-like glands.
ReferenceseFloras (2008) Euphorbia hypericifolia Linnaeus. Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge. http://www.efloras.org/. Accessed on 22-May-2012.
Posted Date: 2013-05-22 / Modified Date: 2015-01-16