Buddensiek & Razafindratsira, 2015
Antisiranana; N Madagascar
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by
Volker Buddensiek and Alfred Razafindratsira in 2015. It is found
in outside Antisiranana in the northern Madagascar, growing in grit,
sand or an other real well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 45 centimetres in
flowers are greenish yellow.
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 might reefer to
either to the red bristle-like hairs growing in the upper part of
the shoots or the area is is found in: The "Red Tsingys".
a Madagascan word for "red".
This is a winter-grower, and
should be keep rather warm at all time.