John Jacob Lavranos, 1999
Menabe; Western Madagascar
Medium - Maximum
This member of the
was given this name by John Jacob Lavranos in 1999. It is found in a small area
near Menabe in Western Madagascar, growing in a well drained limestone
mix with quite some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to five metres in height. The flowers are golden yellow with a darker throat.
The genera is named for the
Uncarina tribe of Madagascar. The species is named
after the Roman name of the city of Zurich, Turicum , and was
chosen to honour the merits of the city and some Zurich citizens in
preserving and researching the Madagascan world of succulents.