This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was
given this name by John Sims in 1805. It is found on Puerto Rico,
Dominican Republic, Haiti, Virgin Islands, St. Thomas and some other
islands in the Caribbean, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem
start being swollen, but by time, it end up being a slender, six
meter tree with greenish white flowers.