This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Carl Georg
Theodor Kotschy and Peyrex Boissier in 1866. It is found in
Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia, growing in a well drained soil
with little to some water and some to lots of su. The caudex can
grow to five centimetres in diameter and 30 centimetres long, and
will be buried in the wild, but can be exposed. The plant will grow
up to 40 or even 60 centimetres.