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Photo by F. Malaisse from the book Dicotyledons by Urs Eggli.


A plant with rather pointy leaves from Westafricanplants.senckenberg.de.


This is a drawing of Euphorbia letouzeyana - which should be the same.

Author: 

Peter RenÚ Oscar Bally, 1959

Family: 

EUPHORBIACEAE

Origin: 

SW Tanzania, N Zambia, SE Za´re

Soil: 

Mix

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium

Thickness: 

7 Centimetres

Height: 

15 Centimetres

Flower: 

Pink - Red

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Could be: Euphorbia pseudonervosa Bruyns, 2006.
Euphorbia letouzeyana, Bruyns.
Monadenium letouzeyanum, Malaisse.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Peter RenÚ Oscar Bally in 1959. It is found in Tanzania, Zambia and Za´re, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are pink to red - although some seems to be rather white....

The genera name from the Greek monos; 'one' and -aden; 'gland', referring to the solitary gland. The species name means "Having veins or nerves" for the red lines in the leaves.


And its flower from Westafricanplants.senckenberg.de.


This is a herbarium specimen.