Euphorbia pulcherrima

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Related to Euphorbia pulcherrima: poinsettia, Euphorbia milii
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Synonyms for Euphorbia pulcherrima

tropical American plant having poisonous milk and showy tapering usually scarlet petallike leaves surrounding small yellow flowers

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Caricaceae Koi fol, Pepe 4 Euphorbia pulcherrima Euphorbiaceae Sid pata Willd.
La flor de Nochebuena y todas sus variedades son de origen 100% mexicano, especificamente del estado de Morelos, la principal region productora a nivel nacional de la Euphorbia pulcherrima (que significa la flor mas bella).
The Euphorbia pulcherrima, its botanical name, is native to Mexico, named after the American Minister to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett, who found the plant growing along a Mexican roadside in the 1820s.
Smith-Kielland I, Dornish JM, Malterud KE, Hvistendahl G, Romming C, Bockman OC, Kolsaker P, Stenstrom Y, Nordal A (1996) Cytotoxic triterpenoids from the leaves of Euphorbia pulcherrima.
Euphorbia pulcherrima is the botanical name for the poinsettia.
More than 80 million poinsettias, known to botanists as Euphorbia pulcherrima, are sold each year in this country.
Poinsettia, a member of the spurge family from Mexico and botanically known as Euphorbia pulcherrima, seems to have played a dominant role in our Christmas celebrations for many years now, but I was surprised to find that is only since 1990 that it has been so widely available.