|Author: ||Peter R.O. Bally & Susan Carter, 1977
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Euphorbia gillettii subsp. tenuior, S.Carter.
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Peter René Oscar
Bally and Susan Carter in 1977. It is found
in the north-western Somalia, growing in a well drained soil like
some water and some to lots of sun. The swollen roots can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in
flowers are yellow.
The genera name; Euphorbia
dates back to the first century BC, where King Juba II of
Mauritania used it in a reference to his doctor, Euphorbos, and that
name was kept as a generic name by Carl von Linnaeus. The species
name in honour of the English botanist Jan