Euphorbia chamaesyce L.




EUPHORBIACEAE Juss.
Malpighiales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl
Rosanae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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Fonte / Source:
Portale della Flora d'Italia / Portal to the Flora of Italy
http://dryades.units.it/floritaly



This annual plant with a broadly Mediterranean distribution is present, with two subspecies, in all regions of Italy except Trentino-Alto Adige. The nominal subspecies seems to be absent from Valle d'Aosta, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Marche, Abruzzo and Molise; the subsp. massiliensis is known only from Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Marche and Abruzzo (since a long time no more found in Tuscany). It grows in uncultivated areas and on trampled ground along the streets and sidewalks, sometimes in the cracks of paving stones, below the lower montane zone. The species is sporadic in the temporary ponds of Sardinia during the dry period. The plant is highly toxic, the sap is irritant and may trigger photoallergic reactions. The genus name derives from the Greek 'chamai' (ground, low) and 'syce' (fig), referring to the prostrate habit of most species and to the fact that, like the fig tree, all species contain a milky sap; the species name is the Latin for 'white-hairy'. Flowering time: June to October.



Italian name(s): Euforbia canescente (Italia), Euforbia canescente (Italia), Euforbia canescente di Marsiglia (Italia)





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