Japanese Pointsettia
Pedilanthus tithymaloides ssp. smallii (Millsp.) DresslerEuphorbiaceae

common name synonyms: Milkbush, Redbird Cactus, Redbird Flower, Slipper Flower, Slipperplant, Small's Redbird Flower, Devil's Backbone

scientific name synonyms: P. smallii, Tithymalus smallii, Euphorbia tithymaloides

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Rosidae

order: Euphorbiales

growth form: shrub

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe, Britain

native range: Mexico (Central America), South America

notes: Clement: pre-1930 only

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth