EPPO Global Database

Euphorbia dulcis(EPHDU)

Overview
Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: EPHDU
  • Preferred name: Euphorbia dulcis
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Portugal to Greece and Ukraine. Cultivated as an ornamental.  A leafy spurge. Various subspecies have been described, but the nomenclature is confused. According to one interpretation, the nominate subspecies would occur in northeastern Europe, while E. dulcis subsp. incompta (=E. deseglisei) would be the widespread form. 


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Euphorbia deseglisei Boissier
Euphorbia dulcis subsp. deseglisei Boreau
Euphorbia dulcis subsp. incompta (Cesati) Nyman

Common names
Name Language
sweet spurge English
süße Wolfsmilch German
euphorbe douce French
euphorbe pourprée French
tabáiba Spanish
euforbia bitorzoluta Italian
zoete wolfsmelk Dutch
söttörel Swedish
молочай сладкий Russian
ostromlecz słodki Polish
wilczomlecz słodki Polish
Édes kutyatej Hungarian
млечка Bulgarian
erba de llet Catalan
llet de bruixa Catalan
lletera Catalan
lleteresa Catalan
lleteresa dolça Catalan
lleterola Catalan
mal d'Ulls Catalan
slatka mlječika Croatian
pryšec sladký Czech
mliečnik sladký Slovak
sladki mleček Slovene