Euphorbia taurinensis All.

Taxonomy: Fam. Euphorbiaceae// Genus: Euphorbia// Species: Euphorbia taurinensis All.

Determined according to the botanical keys provided in The Flora of Republic of Macedonia (Micevski, 1998).

Distribution: Native from Europe to Northwest Caucasus and Cyprus according to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).

Habitat:  Open and dry habitats- grasslands, pastures and rocky terrains.

Lifeform: Annual; therophyte according to the Raunkiaer system.

Flowering period: Spring-summer (APR, MAY, JUN, JUL).

Euphorbia taurinensis – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 25.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – upper part of stem with inflorescence. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – developing inflorescence. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – developing inflorescence. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – developing inflorescence. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – fully developed inflorescence. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – cyathiums. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – cyathiums. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – cyathiums. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
08.05.2021
Euphorbia taurinensis -inflorescence with developing fruit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.06.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – developing fruit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.06.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis -stem with distincy lower and upper cauline leaves. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – stem with cauline leaves. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – lower cauline leaves. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – lower part of plant and plant base. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Euphorbia taurinensis – developing stem. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 20.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Euphorbia taurinensis All. Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:348453-1 [Accessed 06.09.2021].

Micevski, K. (1998). The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia Vol. I, Book 4. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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