Stillingia

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Stillingia
Stillingia linearifolia 001.jpg
Stillingia linearifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
Tribe: Hippomaneae
Subtribe: Hippomaninae
Genus: Stillingia
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Species

About 30 , see text

Stillingia is a plant genus of the family Euphorbiaceae, comprising about 30 species.[1] The genus is found in tropical and warm areas and native to North America.

Species include:

Medical use[edit]

Stillingia sylvatica was used by Native Americans for syphilis and as a cathartic, diuretic, laxative, and emetic.[2] In large doses, it causes vomiting and diarrhea.

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