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Useful Tropical Plants

Euphorbia intisy

Drake

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Tirucalia intisy (Drake) P.V.Heath

Common Name: Intisy

Euphorbia intisy
Pot-grown plant
Photograph by: Valentino Vallicelli
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General Information

Intisy is a large, succulent shrub or small tree growing up to 7 metres tall.
A high quality latex is obtained from the trunk. The plant is cultivated in Tanzania and has been experimentally cultivated in the drier parts of Arizona, New Mexico and California[
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This species is under some threat from human activities such as habitat degradation, fire, habitat clearing for charcoal, but there is a large population and the species is not currently believed to be under any significant threat[
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Known Hazards

In almost all cases, the latex found in Euphorbia species is toxic on ingestion and highly irritant externally, causing photosensitive skin reactions and severe inflammation, especially when it comes into contact with eyes or open cuts[
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Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
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Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

Africa - Madagascar.

Habitat

Dry bushland[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitShrub
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A high-quality rubber is obtained from the latex[
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Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
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Propagation

Seed -

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