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Monadenium invenustum

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Photo from Sukkulente Euphorbias.


Photo from Paradisefoundnursery.com.

Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1909
Family:  EUPHORBIACEAE
Origin:  Kenya
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  9 Centimetres
Height:  80 Centimetres
Flower:  Crème Colour
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Euphorbia invenusta, Peter Vincent Bruyns, 2006.
Euphorbia invenusta var. angusta,  Bruyns.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1909. It is found in Kenya, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to nine centimetres in diameter, the stem up to 80 centimetres height. The flowers are green/white and light orange.

The genera name from the Greek monos; 'one' and -aden; 'gland', referring to the solitary gland. The species name means 'plain' or 'unadorned'.


Photo from Laurent Houmeau.