This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was
given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1931. It is found in
northern Tanzania, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can
grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the stems from 90 to 130
centimetres height. The flowers are from pink to red.
This was the first Monadenium
to be described. The name comes from Greek: single gland
referring to the way the flower is made.
This is a winter grower.