How does euphorbia sap produce skin blisters?

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Offline tangoblue

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How does euphorbia sap produce skin blisters?
« on: 20/07/2010 00:53:03 »
I have a plant called a euphorbia and when you break a bit off, there is a bright white sap stuff comes out. If you leave a bit on youre skin, the next day, you will have a quite painfull blister.

This is obviously the plants defence (and a good one at that), but does anyone know more about it.
« Last Edit: 29/03/2011 20:00:12 by chris »

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Re: How does euphorbia sap produce skin blisters?
« Reply #1 on: 29/03/2011 19:30:46 »
No I don't but, why did you call your plant euphorbia?
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