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Useful Tropical Plants

Euphorbia pyrifolia

Lam.

Euphorbiaceae

+ Synonyms

Euphorbia abbottii Baker

Euphorbia daphnoides Balf.f.

Euphorbia gracilipes Baill.

Common Name:

Euphorbia pyrifolia

General Information

Euphorbia pyrifolia is a spineless shrub.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

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[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Botanical References


Range

Africa - Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the aerial parts is taken to treat tetanus[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
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Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-03-05. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Euphorbia+pyrifolia>

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