|FORM Low herbs, shrubs and trees. Many with a milky juice, some succulent.
Species 5000 in our area 57 (Gray); 55 (B&B)43
Flowers regular sexes separate
#Parts 5 sepals often present, 5 petals often absent Stamens 1 to many.
Leaves alternate simple, some with glands at the base.
Rubber, tapioca, Poinsettia, tung oil and castor oil obtained from this family.