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Euphorbia peplus
(petty spurge)

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Euphorbia peplus (petty spurge)

Summary

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  • 16 November 2021
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Euphorbia peplus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • petty spurge
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Euphorbia peplus

Preferred Common Name

  • petty spurge

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: Gaffel-vortem?lk
  • Estonia: aed-piimalill
  • Latvia: Darzine karpazole
  • Lithuania: darza dievkreslins
  • Norway: Byvortemelk
  • Sweden: R?vt?rel

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Euphorbiales
  •                         Family: Euphorbiaceae
  •                             Genus: Euphorbia
  •                                 Species: Euphorbia peplus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Feb 2022
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

ZimbabwePresentIntroduced1953

Asia

ChinaPresentIntroduced1925
PakistanPresent
TaiwanPresentIntroduced1907
TurkeyPresent
YemenPresent

Europe

BelgiumPresentIntroduced2002
BulgariaPresent
CzechiaPresent
DenmarkPresent
EstoniaPresent, Only in captivity/cultivationIntroduced1777
FinlandPresent
FrancePresent
GermanyPresent
LatviaPresentIntroduced1852
LithuaniaPresentIntroduced1936
MoldovaPresent
NorwayPresentIntroduced1779
PortugalPresent
-AzoresPresentIntroduced1842
RomaniaPresentIntroduced1900
SlovakiaPresent
SwedenPresentIntroducedFirst reported: <1694
UkrainePresent
United KingdomPresentIntroduced1597

North America

CanadaPresentIntroduced1887
United StatesPresent
-HawaiiPresentIntroduced1855

Oceania

AustraliaPresentIntroduced1877
-Lord Howe IslandPresentIntroduced1938

South America

ChilePresentIntroduced1865

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Plant nameFamilyContextReferences
CitrusRutaceaeUnknown
Triticum aestivum (wheat)PoaceaeUnknown

References

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Celepcİ, E., Uygur, S., Kaydan, M. B., Uygur, F. N., 2017. Mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) species on weeds in Citrus (Rutaceae) plantations in Çukurova Plain, Turkey. Türkiye Entomoloji Bülteni, 7(1), 15-21. http://dergipark.gov.tr/download/article-file/315531

Fazal Hadi, Muhammad Ibrar, 2015. Ecology of weeds in wheat crops of Kalash valley, district Chitral, Hindukush Range, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research, 21(3), 425-433. http://www.wssp.org.pk/vol-21-3-2015/11.%20PJWSR-06-2015.pdf

Shah, S. M., Asad Ullah, Fazal Hadi, 2014. Ecological characteristics of weed flora in the wheat crop of Mastuj valley, district Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research, 20(4), 479-487. http://www.wssp.org.pk/vol-20-4-2014/6.%20PJWSR-22-2014.pdf

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, 2011. Invasive Species Databases.,

Celepcİ E, Uygur S, Kaydan M B, Uygur F N, 2017. Mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) species on weeds in Citrus (Rutaceae) plantations in Çukurova Plain, Turkey. Türkiye Entomoloji Bülteni. 7 (1), 15-21. http://dergipark.gov.tr/download/article-file/315531

Seebens H, Blackburn T M, Dyer E E, Genovesi P, Hulme P E, Jeschke J M, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brundu G, Capinha C, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Fuentes N, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kreft H, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold A, Mosena A (et al), 2017. No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications. 8 (2), 14435. http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14435

Shah S M, Asad Ullah, Fazal Hadi, 2014. Ecological characteristics of weed flora in the wheat crop of Mastuj valley, district Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research. 20 (4), 479-487. http://www.wssp.org.pk/vol-20-4-2014/6.%20PJWSR-22-2014.pdf

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