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Euphorbiaceae: Spurge

Often with acrid milky juice. Small flowers sometimes lacking petals or sepals, bracts or upper leaves petal-like. Flowers with 3 styles, 3 or 6 stigmas. Fruits often 3-lobed capsule.
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Flower Formula:  Sepals 0 or 5; Petals 0 or 5 Glossary

Genus 
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Acalypha
copper-leaf
2 Photo of Acalypha Only has sepals. Main leaves with simple, unbranched hairs or smooth. Images   Information
Croton
croton
3 Photo of Croton Has petals and sometimes sepals. Main leaves with branched hairs or scales. Images   Information
Chamaesyce
sand-mat
8 Photo of Chamaesyce No petals or sepals. Milky juice. Leaves all opposite, oblique at base. Plants mostly sprawling. Images   Information
Euphorbia
spurge
13 Photo of Euphorbia No petals or sepals. Milky juice. Leaves not all opposite; even at the base. Plants mostly erect Images   Information


         
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