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Euphorbia franckiana is a species of spurge native to southern Africa.[1] Phorbol has been isolated from the latex of this perennial plant.[2]

Euphorbia franckiana
Euphorbia franckiana at the Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
E. franckiana
Binomial name
Euphorbia franckiana


  1. ^ "Euphorbia franckiana". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ Kinghorn, A.D. & Evans, F.J. (1975). Isolation of phorbol from Euphorbia franckiana. Phytochemistry Feb 1975, 14(2) p. 585-586.