Euphorbia cotinifolia L., Sp. Pl. 453 1753. (Syn: Aklema cotinifolia (L.) Millsp.; Aklema scotanum (Schltdl.) Millsp.; Aklema yavalquahuitl (Schltdl.) Millsp.; Alectoroctonum caracasanum Klotzsch & Garcke; Alectoroctonum cotinifolium (L.) Schltdl.; Alectoroctonum cotinoides (Miq.) Klotzsch & Garcke; Alectoroctonum riedelianum Klotzsch & Garcke; Alectoroctonum scotanum (Schltdl.) Schltdl.; Alectoroctonum willdenowii Klotzsch & Garcke; Alectoroctonum yavalquahuitl Schltdl.; Euphorbia caracasana (Klotzsch & Garcke) Boiss.; Euphorbia cotinifolia subsp. cotinoides (Miq.) Christenh.; Euphorbia cotinoides Miq.; Euphorbia cotinoides var. riedeliana (Klotzsch & Garcke) Müll.Arg.; Euphorbia cotinoides var. verrucosa Boiss.; Euphorbia scotana (Schltdl.) Boiss.; Euphorbia scotanum Schltdl.; Euphorbia scotanum var. yavalquahuitl Boiss.; Euphorbia venenata Schltdl. [Illegitimate]; Tithymalus cotinifolius (L.) Haw.);
Images by (Pudji Widodo – Id by Pankaj Kumar), Gurcharan Singh & Aarti Khale, (For
more photos & complete details, click on the links), (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

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Caribbean Copper Plant, Mexican Shrubby Spurge, Red Spurge, Tropical smoke bush;
 
Shrub or small tree with generally 2-3 leaves at each node, rounded-ovate to orbicular, 5-8 cm long, long petioled; cyathia in dense umbels; glands 5, transversely oblong with semiorbicular crenate appendage.
 


Euphorbia cotinifolia is a broadleaf evergreen shrub native to Mexico and South America.  

Treated as a shrub it reaches 10 to 15 ft (3.0 to 4.6 m) but can be grown as a tree reaching 30 ft (9.1 m). Small white flowers with creamy bracts bloom at the ends of the branches in summer. The purplish stems, when broken, exude a sap that is a skin irritant.[1] 
The scientific name of the plant comes from the words cotinus meaning “smoketree” and folia meaning “leaf”.[2] Common names for the species include Smoketree spurge, tropical smoke bush, and Caribbean copper plant.[3]
The species is well known in Central America, where its poisonous sap has been used both as a medicine and a poison. As a medicine, it has been used in folk remedies as both an emetic and cathartic substance. Fishermen have been known to add the sap to water in fishing grounds to stun fish and force them to float to the top. It was also historically used as a poison for arrowheads by the natives of Curaçao.[4]
The sap can cause irritation if it comes into contact with human skin or eyes.[5] If ingested, the sap can cause severe damage to internal organs.[4]
Euphorbia cotinifolia is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in gardens and in pots, due to its colourful and distinctive foliage. It prefers a site with well drained soil and full sun. While relatively hardy, it does not react well to wind, salt, or frost.[6] 
(From Wikipedia on 28.7.13)
 

 

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Indonesian Euphorbiaceae: I would like to know the name of our red Euphorbia.


Euphorbia cotinifolia.  It is a cultivated ornamental plant for its foliage.


 

 

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Euphorbiaceae Week: Euphorbia cotinifolia from Delhi: Euphorbia cotinifolia L.,  Sp. pl. 1:453. 1753
syn: Euphorbia cotinoides Miq.
Small shrub or tree with red leaves often grown for its foliage in Delhi. 


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Euphorbiaceae Fortnight: Euphorbia cotinifolia L. from Delhi, Yamunanagar and Jim Corbett-GS-22 : Attachments (5). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Euphorbia cotonifolia L.
Shrub or small tree with generally 2-3 leaves at each node, rounded-ovate to orbicular, 5-8 cm long, long petioled; cyathia in dense umbels; glands 5, transversely oblong with semiorbicular crenate appendage.
Photographed from Delhi, Yamunanagar and Jim Corbett.


Very nice photos … I am yet to see this plant in flowering.


Euphorbiaceae Fortnight : Euphorbia cotinifolia : Nasik : 061113 : AK-26 : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Sharing pictures from our home garden in Nasik.


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