This tiny member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Philippe
Bisseret and Ernst Specks in 2007. It is found
in Bale in the southern Ethiopia, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to twelve centimetres in
flowers are yellowish.
Named after Michael George Gilbert, the botanist who among others