|Author: ||Susan Carter,
||Grit - Mix
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was described by Susan Carter in 1990. It is found in the Somali
Republic, growing in a well drained soil or grit with some water and
lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter,
and the small stems reach for three centimetres as well. The flowers are pink, and the plant can be reproduced
by seeds and probably by cuttings.
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 from Latin globulus; 'globule, little ball'
and Latin; caulis; 'stem'.