Edward Brown, 1911
Guinea, Niger, Senegal, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad,
Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was described by
Nicholas Edward Brown in 1911. It if found
in central Tropical Africa, growing in a well drained soil
with little water and lots of sun. The stem will grow to 25
centimetres in diameter and up to three metres in height. 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 meaning 'single-spined'.