The Euphorbiaceae are a large family, the spurge family, of flowering plants. In common English, they are sometimes called euphorbias, which is also the name of a genus in the family. Most spurges such as Euphorbia paralias are herbs, but some, especially in the tropics, are shrubs or trees, such as Hevea brasiliensis.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the family commonly called "euphorbias", see Euphorbiaceae. Euphorbia as a small tree: Euphorbia dendroides Euphorbia is a very large and diverse genus of flowering plants, commonly called spurge, in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae).
The Spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) is a large family of flowering plants with 300 genera and around 7,500 species. Most are herbs, but some, especially in the tropics , are also shrubs or trees . The name Spurge comes from the Latin word espurge meaning to purge , due to its use as a laxative .
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Here is a full taxonomy of the family Euphorbiaceae, according to the most recent molecular research. This complex family previously comprising 5 subfamilies: the Acalyphoideae, the Crotonoideae, the Euphorbioideae, the Phyllanthoideae and the Oldfieldioideae. The 3 first ones are uni-ovulate families while the 2 last one are bi-ovulate.
Euphorbiaceae, spurge family of flowering plants, comprising some 6,745 species in 218 genera.
Euphorbiaceae é, por alguns autores, dividida em numerosas famílias ou tida como polifilética e sua monofilia não é suportada por análises filogenéticas recentes baseadas em DNA.  A divisão desse grupo, traz a proposta de quatro famílias: Euphorbiaceae s.s., Phyllanthaceae, Picrodendraceae e Putranjivaceae. 
Euphorbia is a genus of plants in the Euphorbiaceae family. It contains at least 2,100 species and is one of the most diverse groups of flowering plants on earth. Many of the species are known as "spurges." They all produce a mostly white latex which they exude when cut, and this sap is often toxic.
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