EPPO Global Database

Euphorbia heterophylla(EPHHL)

Code created in: 2002-02-03

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: EPHHL
  • Preferred name: Euphorbia heterophylla
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Native to the USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except northern Brazil, southern cone). Cultivated as an ornamental.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Euphorbia geniculata Ortega
Euphorbia prunifolia Jacquin
Poinsettia heterophylla (Linnaeus) Klotzsch & Garcke

Common names
Name Language
lesser green poinsettia English
Mexican fire plant English
milkweed English
painted spurge English (AU)
wild poinsettia English (US)
wild spurge English
poinsettia d'Amérique French
chisposa Spanish (CU)
clavo de Cristo Spanish
corazón de María Spanish (CU)
gota de sangre Spanish
gota de sangre Spanish
huchapurga Spanish (BO)
leche de sapo Spanish (HN)
lecheron Spanish (AR)
leche vana Spanish (DO)
pascuita lechecilla Spanish (AR)
pastor del monte Spanish (ES)
poinsettia d'America Italian
amendoim-bravo Portuguese (BR)
flor-do-poeta Portuguese
shôjôsômodoki Japanese
ショウジヨウソウモドキ Japanese
молочай коленчатый Russian
молочай разнолистный Russian
cin sütleğen Turkish
chalavluv ka'ur Hebrew
חֲלַבְלוּב קָעוּר Hebrew
bái bāo xīng xing cǎo Chinese
白苞猩猩草 Chinese