The First Record of Euphorbia hirta L. (Euphorbiaceae) in the flora of Libya


  • Madina S. Al-Shaari Ministry of Agriculture, Tobruk, Libya
  • Mohammed Makhlouf Department of Botany. faculty of Science, Tripoli University, Tripoli, Libya



Euphorbia hirta,, Euphorbiaceae, Flora, New record, Toruk, Libya.


Euphorbia hirta L. belong to the family Euphorbiaceae is a crispy hairy cauterized by its large laceolate – elliptic serrate leaves with cyathia grouped in axillary capitate cymes. This species is recorded here for the first time in the flora of Libya, the specimens were collected from Gabes about 100 km east of Tobruk city in North East part of Libya. Morphological description is provided to facilitate further identification of this species and to warrant its future detection as well, the plant specimens are given voucher number (7689528), and then the Voucher specimens were deposited at the National herbarium of Botany Department, Faculty of Science, University of Tripoli (ULT).


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Al-Shaari, M. S. ., & Makhlouf, M. (2024). The First Record of Euphorbia hirta L. (Euphorbiaceae) in the flora of Libya. Scientific Reports in Life Sciences, 4(4), 72–81.

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