EPPO Global Database

Euphorbia heterophylla var. cyathophora(EPHCT)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: EPHCT
  • Preferred name: Euphorbia heterophylla var. cyathophora
  • Authority: (Murray) Boissier


USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (Venezuela to Peru, to Argentina). Cultivated as an ornamental. A shrubby leafy spurge. Introduced in Himalayas, India, Indochina (Thailand, Cambodia), southern Africa (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Euphorbia cyathophora Murray
Euphorbia heterophylla var. barbellata (Engelmann) Holzinger
Euphorbia heterophylla var. graminifolia Engelmann
Poinsettia cyathophora (Murray) Klotzsch & Garcke

Common names
Name Language
cupflowered wild poinsettia English (US)
dwarf poinsettia English
fire-on-the-mountain English
Mexican fire plant English
painted leaf English
painted-leaf spurge English
painted poinsettia English (US)
painted spurge English (AU)
wild poinsettia English
euphorbe écarlate French
petit poinsettia French
shôjôsô Japanese
ショウジョウソウ Japanese
молочай красивейший Russian
xīng xing cǎo Chinese
猩猩草 Chinese