TitleEuphorbia tirucalli L.
Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.   Euphorbia tirucalli L. Euphorbiaceae. CN: [Malay - Tentung, Patah tulang], African milkbush, Fingertree, Indian tree spurge, Milkbush, Milkhedge, Penchtree, Petroleum-plant, Rubber euphorbia, Firestick plant, Naked lady, Pencil tree, Stick on fire. Native tropical Africa and Madagascar; naturalized and cultivated elsewhere. The milky sap contained in this plant is corrosive and extremely toxic. Contact with skin causes severe burning; contact with the eyes may cause severe pain, and may cause temporary blindness for up to 7 days.  Synonym(s): Euphorbia laro Drake  Ref and suggested reading: www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?400211 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_tirucalli 
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