Euphorbia boivinii is a shrub or a tree.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Although severly fragmented and declining in places (at least one variety is considered threatened), the species still has a very wide extent of occurrence with a large population. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Although we have seen no specific information for this plant, the latex in most, if not all Euphorbias is caustic and toxic - skin contact often causing irritation and blistering; contact with the eyes causing temporary or even permanent blindness; whilst ingestion can cause purging or more severe problems[
Africa - east and west Madagascar.
Moist lowland forest at elevations below 500 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
A root decoction is used to treat stomach-ache and lumbago[
Cuttings root easily. They need to be stored in light shade for a few days to dry before being planted, or else they will rot. It is best to plant the cuttings when the rain is about to stop, in a well-drained soil[
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