Christian F.F. Hochstetter, 1862
Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen
Tithymalus brauni / braunii Schweinf, 1863.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by
Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter after Pierre Edmond Boissier in
1862. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia,
and Yemen, growing in a well drained soil with
and some sun. The stems can grow to six centimetres in diameter, and
up to 14 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 means 'covered with long warty lumps' as the stem is.