Dalton Hooker, 1865
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Green / Brown
Euphorbia monteiroi subsp. brandbergensis,
Euphorbia monteiroi subsp. monteiroi
Euphorbia monteiroi subsp. ramosa, L.C.Leach.
By mistake: E. monteiroi.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was given this name by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1865. It is
found in Angola,
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained
soil with some water and lots of sun. The thickened stem can grow to
seven centimetres or more in diameter and 75 centimetres or more
high. The flowers are green and brown.
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 is named after Mount Ng'iro in northern Kenya, which Hooker
deliberately Latinized to 'Monteirus'.