neobosseri, Werner Rauh, 1992.
mistake?: Euphorbia sakarahensis
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was described by Werner
Rauh in 1992. It is found around Toliara,
south-western Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water
and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter,
the branches up to 50 centimetres long. The flowers are red-brown.
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 from from the
place it first was found on Madagascar: Sakaraha.