Rauh & Herman Pétignat, 1996
mistake: Euphorbia suzannae-marnieriae
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was described by Werner Rauh and Herman Pétignat in 1996.
It is found on the southern tip of Madagascar, growing in well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
five centimetres in diameter, the plant to 25 centimetres height.
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 from after Mme Suzanna
Marnier-Lapostolle, directrice of Jardin Botanique Les Cedres,