Rauh & A.Razafindratsira, 1987
Euphorbia ambovombensis var. ambatomenahensis,
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was described by Werner
Rauh and A. Razafindratsira in1987. It is found in Ambovombe,
southern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water
and some sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter,
the stems up to 35 centimetres height. The flowers are pale brown.
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
was kept as a generic name by Carl von Linnaeus. The species name
after the area it is found in; Ambovombe.