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H Euphorbia characias L. is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Euphorbia (family Euphorbiaceae).

The record derives from WCSP (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name (record 78963) with original publication details: Sp. Pl. 463 1753.

Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:


See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Characias purpurea Gray Synonym H WCSP
Esula characias (L.) Haw. Synonym H WCSP
Euphorbia characias subsp. characias Synonym L WCSP
Euphorbia characias var. eriocarpa (Bertol.) Nyman Synonym L WCSP
Euphorbia characias var. lusitanica O.Bolòs Synonym L WCSP
Euphorbia characias var. veneta (Willd.) Fiori Synonym L WCSP
Euphorbia characias subsp. veneta (Willd.) Litard. Synonym L WCSP
Euphorbia cretica Mill. Synonym H WCSP
Euphorbia cuatrecasasii Pau Synonym H WCSP
Euphorbia eriocarpa Bertol. Synonym H WCSP
Euphorbia rubens Chaix Synonym H WCSP
Euphorbia veneta Willd. Synonym H WCSP
Galarhoeus creticus (Mill.) Haw. Synonym H WCSP
Tithymalus characias (L.) Hill Synonym H WCSP
Tithymalus purpureus Lam. Synonym H WCSP
Tithymalus serotina Raf. Synonym H WCSP
Tithymalus venetus (Willd.) Klotzsch & Garcke Synonym H WCSP

Infraspecific taxa:

This species contains the following infraspecific taxa*.

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Synonyms
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Hoppe ex W.D.J.Koch) Radcl.-Sm. Accepted L WCSP 10

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-78963.

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