J. Marnier-Lapostolle & W. Rauh, 1961
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Euphorbia cylindrifolia var. tuberifera, Rauh.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was described by Julien Marnier-Lapostolle and Werner Rauh in 1961. It if found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil
with little to some water and some sun. The caudex will grow to ten
centimetres in diameter, the stem to 25 centimetres in height. The
flowers are white with a touch of orange. The plant can be
reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.
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 the cylindrical leaves.