Minimum - Medium
Euphorbia moratii var. antsingiensis, Cremers.
Euphorbia moratii var. bemarahensis, Cremers.
Euphorbia moratii var. multiflora, Rauh.
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was described by Werner Rauh in 1970.
It is found on Madagascar, growing in grit or other well drained
soil with little water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four
centimetres in diameter, the whole plant to twelve centimetres height.
The flowers are white.
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 after Prof. Dr. Philippe Morat, a French botanist.