Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)
Red List (1989) :
Threatened status for the Maltese Islands and has been listed in the Red Data Book (1st ed.)
Flowering Time :
March – May
Colour of Flowers:
Inconspicuous or Red
May cause allergic reactions or irritation in contact with the skin or mucous membranes
Name Derivation :
Euphorbia: Named for Euphorbus, a Greek physician to Juba II - King of Mauretania of Numibia (52-50 BC - 23 AD), who might have used a certain plant in allusion to his swollen belly, possibly the plant Euphorbia resinifera. (Further info: [link]). Euphorbus can have also been derived from 'Eu-' = good or true and '-phorbe' = pasture or fodder, thus giving the meaning well-fed or provides a fat-belly from consumption. (Greek origin )
exigua: Little, poor in growth, weak or dwarf with reference to the small-sized plants. (Latin origin )
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Species Images (7 images)
Euphorbia exigua - Image Code: EUPXG-0.
Euphorbia exigua - Image Code: EUPXG-1.
Euphorbia exigua - Image Code: EUPXG-2.
Euphorbia exigua - Image Code: EUPXG-3.
Euphorbia exigua - Image Code: EUPXG-4.
Euphorbia exigua - Image Code: EUPXG-5.
Euphorbia exigua - Image Code: EUPXG-6.
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