Desert Spurge (species: Euphorbia tannensis) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Euphorbia tannensis
Desert Spurge


©Anne Hoggett: Euphorbia tannensis in grassland above Turtle Beach, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Euphorbia tannensis in grassland above Turtle Beach, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Euphorbia tannensis at the Turtle Group near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Malpighiales
Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Euphorbia
Species Euphorbia tannensis
Status critically endangered

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Distinguishing features

Erect habit, 30-50 cm high; long slender opposite leaves; flowers similar to Euphorbia atoto (Cribb and Cribb, 1985).

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Cribb, A.B. and J.W. Cribb (1985). Plant life of the Great Barrier Reef and adjacent shores University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Other references

  • Byrnes, N.B., S.L. Everist, S.T. Reynolds, A. Specht and R.L. Specht (1977). The vegetation of Lizard Island, North Queensland, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 88: 1-15. LIRS catalog number 3.
  • De Sloover, J.R. (2003). Terrestrial vegetation patterns and plant communitites on Pacific coral cays, Scripta Bot. Belg., 24: 155-167. LIRS catalog number 830.
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