The plant family Euphorbiaceae was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
Plants of the World Online lists 227 genera in this family (as of 1-23-21 when I am updating this page). It is a very diverse family of perennials, trees, shrubs, and succulents commonly referred to as the Spurge Family.
The Wikipedia article states the Euphorbiaceae Family consists of about 7,500 species in 300 genera from 37 tribes divided into 3 subfamilies. It is the fifth-largest flowering plant family.
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