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.
species name; gillettii in honour of the English botanist Jan
Bevington Gillett (1911-1995).