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Euphorbia rigida

Euphorbia rigida M. Bieb.

 

Upright Myrtle Spurge

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMalpighialesA broad group encompassing 16,000 species
FamilyEuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia or spurge family
GenusEuphorbiaAn extremely diverse-looking genus of mostly tropical and subtropical succulent plants. For Euphorbus, corpulent Greek physician of Juba II, King of Mauretania. Literally, “euphorbia” means “well-fed”
SpeciesrigidaRigid, referring to the stiff leaves

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Euphorbia rigida description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Nov 2013.

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Euphorbia rigida (Upright Myrtle Spurge)

5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
≈ 5 × 3½' (1.6 × 1 m)

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