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Flatseed Spurge (Euphorbia platysperma)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Euphorbiaceae
  • State: AZ, CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 138750
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/15/2020

Where is Flatseed Spurge (Euphorbia platysperma) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Flatseed Spurge can be found in Arizona, California

Which CPC Partners conserve Flatseed Spurge (Euphorbia platysperma)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Euphorbia platysperma in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 2901 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 1 seed accessions of Euphorbia platysperma from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 50 maternal plants

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Taxon Euphorbia platysperma
Authority (Engelm.) Shinners
Family Euphorbiaceae
CPC Number 6155
ITIS 501451
Duration Annual
Common Names Flatseed Spurge
Associated Scientific Names Chamaesyce platysperma | Euphorbia platysperma
State Rank
State State Rank
Arizona S1
California S1
Ecological Relationships


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