|Dicotyledon|| Literature for Euphorbia cyathophora
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
|Euphorbiaceae -- The Spurge Family||Bibliography|
Common name(s): spurge, Mexican fire plant, wild pointsettia
|Distribution||Native from eastern and southern United States to northern South America and the West Indies, naturalized in parts of the Old World.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Midway, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui, Hawai`i.|
||Glabrous annual herbs; stems green, ascending, somewhat glaucous, 1-5 dm long.
||Leaves green, floral leaves usually red at least at base, alternate toward base of stems, opposite above, linear, ovate, or panduriform, 2-15 cm long, 0.1-4 cm wide, margins entire to coarsely dentate, apex acute or rarely short-acuminate, base cuneate.
||Cyathia in dense terminal cymes; involucre ca. 3 mm high, glabrous, gland 1, bilabiate, flattened, without an appendage.
||Capsules broadly ovoid, 3-4 mm long.
||Seeds ovoid-cylindrical, the ends truncate or rounded, 2.5-3 mm long, the surface finely and sharply tuberculate, ecarunculate.