|Author: ||Werner Rauh, 1988
Minimum - Medium
Euphorbia tirucalli, L. 1753.
Klotzsch & Garcke, 1859.
var. tulearensis, Rauh, 1978
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was
given this name by Werner Rauh in 1988. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well
drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The swollen
root and stem can grow to five centimetres, the whole plant can grow
to 20 centimetres in height and a bit wider. The flowers are
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 after the area it is found in: Toliara.