Monographs Details: Euphorbia cotinifolia L.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Scientific Name:Euphorbia cotinifolia L.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - West Indies, Brazil, Peru, Guianas. SURINAME. Forest of Zanderij, 31 May 1916, Samuels 227; on sand ridge near Kalebas creek, lower Coppename River, 3 Jan 1948, Lanjouw & Lideman 1564. BRITISH GUIANA. Minatta, Kupumin River, Oct 1889, Jenman 5650; upper Mazaruni River, long 60°10'W, 22 Sep-6 Oct 1922, De La Cruz 2363; Malali, Demerara River, lat 5°35'N, 30 Oct-5 Nov 1922, De La Cruz 2703; Aruka River, Issorora, Feb 1926, Aeison 436; basin of Rupununi River, lat 2°20'N, 9-15 Nov 1937, A. C. Smith 2471. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: upper part of west-facing wooded slopes, E of Miamo, Altiplanicie de Nuria, alt 300 -500 m, 8 Jan 1961, Steyermark 88218.

Discussion:

Euphorbia cotinoides Miq., Stirp. Surin. 96. 1851. Type. “Habitat in Curassao” Linnaeus.

Widely used as fish poison.

Distribution:West Indies| Brazil South America| Peru South America| Guyana South America| French Guiana South America| Suriname South America| Venezuela South America|