Welcome to Euphorbiaceae in Phu Pha Lom Forest Park, Loei Province

Euphorbia is a genus of plants in the Euphorbiaceae family. It contains at least 5,000 species and is one of the most diverse groups of flowering plants on earth[1]. Many of the species are known as "spurges." They all produce a mostly white latex which they exude when cut, and this sap is often toxic. There are many herbaceous spurges, especially in temperate zones worldwide, but the genus is best known for its many succulent species, some of which appear very similar to cacti. Succulent euphorbias are most diverse in southern and eastern Africa and Madagascar, but they also occur in tropical Asia and the Americas. 


Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith