|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Malpighiales||A broad group encompassing 16,000 species|
|Family||Euphorbiaceae||Euphorbia or spurge family|
|Genus||Euphorbia||An extremely diverse-looking genus of mostly tropical and subtropical succulent plants. For Euphorbus, corpulent Greek physician of Juba II, King of Mauretania. Literally, “euphorbia” means “well-fed”|
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Euphorbia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 19 Apr 2012.
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(Euphorbia) · 2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 5 × 7½' (1.6 × 2.3 m) Species not yet identified