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Family: EUPHORBIACEAE 

 Euphorbia petiolaris
 

Photo from Succulent Euphorbias.

  
Author:  John Sims 1805
Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Habitat:  Caribbean
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  6 Metres
Flower:  Greenish White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Manchineel Berry
Synonyms:  Tithymalus petiolaris, Haw. 1812. Aklema petiolaris, Charles Frederick Millspaugh 1915
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by John Sims in 1805. It is found on Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Virgin Islands, St. Thomas and some other islands in the Caribbean, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem start being swollen, but by time, it end up being a slender, six meter tree with greenish white flowers.