The Euphorbiaceae Family was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
Plants of the World Online currently lists 226 genera in this family commonly known as the spurge family. It is a very diverse family of perennials, trees, shrubs, and succulents.
The Wikipedia article states the Euphorbiaceae Family consists of about 7,500 species in 300 genera from 37 tribes divided into 3 subfamilies.
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