Spurge family : EUPHORBIACEAE (ROSIDAE) in Australia
including
Acalyphaceae, Antidesmataceae, Bertyaceae, Bischofiaceae, Crotonaceae, Hippomanaceae, Hymenocardiaceae, Peraceae, Porantheraceae, Putranjivaceae, Ricinocarpaceae, Scepaceae, Stilaginaceae, Tithymalaceae, Trewiaceae and Uapacaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
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Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Acalypha pendula
Kitten Tails
Newtown, December 2006

Acalypha wilkesiana
Copperleaf
Sydney, August 2006

Aleurites moluccana
Candlenut
Bundaberg, December 2006

Amperea xiphoclada
Broom Spurge
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo: courtesy of Paul Whitington

Beyeria lasiocarpa
Wallaby Bush
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo: courtesy of Paul Whitington

Beyeria opaca
Dark Turpentine Bush
Annuello Reserve, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Chamaesyce maculata
Prostrate Spurge
Sydney, January 2009

Codiaeum variegatum
Croton
Sydney, October 2006
courtesy of Inbloom Florist, Burwood

Croton insularis
Silver Croton
Wyee, September 2009

Croton verreauxii
Green Australian Cascarilla
Wyee, October 2007

Euphorbia cyathophora
Dwarf Poinsettia
Bundaberg, April 2008

Euphorbia helioscopia
Sun Spurge
Sydney, August 2006

Euphorbia lathyris
Caper Spurge
Sydney, August 2006

Euphorbia leucocephala
Snow-flake Bush
Bonogin, July 2007

Euphorbia pulcherrima
Poinsettia
Sydney, August 2006

Euphorbia splendens
Crown of Thorns
Sydney, August 2006

Euphorbia tirucalli
Pencil Bush
Sydney, December 2006

Euphorbia trigona
African Milk Tree
Sydney, August 2006

Jatropha podagrica
Gout Plant

Pedilanthus tithymaloides
Devil's Backbone
Bundaberg, December 2006

Poranthera microphylla
Small Poranthera
Wyee, September 2007

Ricinus communis
Castor Oil Plant
Sydney, August 2006

Sapium sebiferum
Chinese Tallow
Wyee, November 2006

The plants in EUPHORBIACEAE are preferred foodplants of some Australian Butterflies and Moths, including:


Appias melania

Appias paulina

Theclinesthes albocincta

Philiris nitens

Philiris sappheira

Megisba strongyle

Iscadia inexacta

Atasthalistis ochreoviridella

Berta chrysolineata

Orthaga seminivea

Parotis atlitalis

Euthrausta oxyprora

Lyssa macleayi

Urapteroides astheniata

Alcides metaurus

Achaea argilla

Speiredonia spectans

Lophopepla triselena

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(updated 3 January 2013, 26 May 2014, 7 March 2015, 14 January 2016)