|Author: ||John Jacob
Medium - Maximum
Yellowish - Greenish - Reddish
Euphorbia mangokyensis, Denis, 1921.
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was
given this name by John Jacob Lavranos in 2002. It is found in
Tongobory, the south-eastern Madagascar, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex
forms under ground, and can reach four centimetres or more. The
branches raises to fifteen centimetres. The flowers are greenish,
and it seems like these in culture are from reddish to yellowish.
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 is named after the
Madagascan nurseryman and explorer Alfred Razafindratsira who
collected a single plant in 1999.