|Author: ||P.R.O. Bally & Susan Carter, 1982
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was given this name by Peter René Oscar Bally and Susan Carter in
1982. It is found in Kenya and Tanzania, growing in a well drained
soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight
centimetres in diameter, the branches up to 50 centimetres long.
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 means 'false buruana' another species of the Euphorbia.