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Photo by  Karl Questel,

Author: John Sims, 1805
Origin:  Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Island, Mexico Southeast, Puerto Rico, Turks-Caicos Island, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Island
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  6 Metres
Flower:  Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Manchineel Berry
Synonyms:  Tithymalus petiolaris, Haw. 1812.
Aklema petiolaris,
Charles Frederick Millspaugh, 1915.
Alectoroctonum petiolare, Klotzsch & Garcke.
Euphorbia verticillata,

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by John Sims in 1805. It is found on Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Virgin Islands, St. Thomas and some other islands in the Caribbean, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem start being swollen, but by time, it end up being a slender, six meter tree with greenish white flowers.

The genera name; Euphorbia dates back to the first century BC, where King Juba II of Mauritania used it in a reference to his doctor, Euphorbos, and that name was kept as a generic name by Carl von Linnaeus. The species name means 'Being stalked'.

This might be a bit to slim to be called a caudiciform.