Adelia barbinervis

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Adelia barbinervis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Adelia
Species: A. barbinervis
Binomial name
Adelia barbinervis

Adelia barbinervis, commonly known as Teenek, is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, that is native to southern Mexico and northern Central America. The Huastec Maya cultivated the plant as a famine food, cooking the shoots and tender leaves as greens. It is common in milpa regrowth ecosystems.[1]


  1. ^ a b Freedman, Robert (2010-05-12). "EUPHORBIACEAE The Spurge family". Famine Foods. NewCROP. Retrieved 2010-08-02.