Euphorbia abbottii Baker
Euphorbia daphnoides Balf.f.
Euphorbia gracilipes Baill.
Euphorbia pyrifolia is a spineless shrub.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
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[
- Plants for a Future
- Ken Fern
- Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
Africa - Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles.
A decoction of the aerial parts is taken to treat tetanus[
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