S. Carter & J. Lavranos, 1978
Medium - Maximum
12 (-30) Centimetres
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
was given this name by Susan Carter and John Jacob Lavranos in 1978. It is found in
eastern Somalia, growing in a well drained limestone soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to twelve
or even 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from five to 25 centimetres in height. It change through time, from a
subglobose juvenile stage to a small shrublet. Cuttings tend to look
adult - and a bit strange. The flowers are yellow.
The genera is named after
Euphorbos, the Greek physician of King Juba II of Numidia. The
species name honours Francis "Frank" Horwood, 1924–1987, a British
gardener, who re-found the species.