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Family: EUPHORBIACEAE 

 Euphorbia gillettii
 

Photo by PalmBob.

  
Author:  Peter René Oscar Bally & Susan Carter 1977
Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Habitat:  North-Western Somalia
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -
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 grit with some water and some to lots of sun. The swollen roots can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.

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