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Tetracoccus (plant)
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Tetracoccus dioicus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Picrodendraceae
Tribe: Podocalyceae
Subtribe: Tetracoccinae
Genus: Tetracoccus
Engelm. ex Parry
Type species
Tetracoccus dioicus

Halliophytum I.M.Johnst.

Tetracoccus is a plant genus under the family Picrodendraceae. Shrubby-spurge is a common name for plants in this genus.

It was first described in 1885 by Charles Christopher Parry. Its name means, from Greek "four seed" (tetra meaning "four" and kokkos, "kernel, grain").


The genus is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, with species in desert or chaparral habitats.


Species include:

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