Euphorbia resinifera O. Berg

  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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  • Euphorbia resinifera O. Berg, Gum Euphorbium, Morocco, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Euphorbia resinifera O. Berg, Gum Euphorbium, Morocco, F
Current Determination: Euphorbia resinifera O. Berg
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Coordinates: 32 -5

Description: A concrete resin furnished by a large cactus-like plant growing in North Africa. When wounded, the stem yeilds a milky sap which has an acrid, burning taste and hardens into oblong or round masses. It is used for medicinal purposes.
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
EMu IRN: 50476
OccurenceID: 2dfe6593-adc4-4cca-95fd-5174efc56194

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