Charles Leach, 1973
Mulanje; Malawi, Mozambique
Gravel - Mix
This member of the Euphorbia family was given this name by
Leslie Charles Leach in 1973. It is found
in the crater of Mt. Mulanje in Malawi and recently discovered in
nearby Mozambique. It is growing in granite gravel and other well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to tvelwe
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from 15 to 100 centimetres in
flowers are bright yellow.
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 after the Mlanje Mountain of Nyasaland.
This Euphorbia is growing with
the caudex naturally exposed.