Tirucalia intisy (Drake) P.V.Heath
Common Name: Intisy
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[
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[
].The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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[
Africa - Madagascar.
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A high-quality rubber is obtained from the latex[
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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