Ferdinand Albin Pax, 1904
South-Western Kenya, Uganda
Mix - Gritty
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
was given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1904. It is found in northern
Tanzania, south-western Kenya and Uganda, 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 fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are pale yellow.
The genera is named after
Euphorbos, the Greek physician of King Juba II of Numidia. The
species is Latin; gracile; 'slender, willowy' and -rameus;
'branch', for the slender branches.