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Monadenium echinulatum

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The juvenile leaves are hairy.

Author: Otto Stapf, 1900
Family:  EUPHORBIACEAE
Origin:  Zambia, North-Eastern Tanzania, Za´re
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Euphorbia echinulata, Bruyns, 2006.
Monadenium aculeolatum, Pax.
Monadenium asperrimum, Pax.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Otto Stapf in 1900. It is found in north-eastern Tanzania, Za´re and Zambia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the stems up to 30 centimetres height. The flowers are white and green.

The genera name from the Greek monos; 'one' and -aden; 'gland', referring to the solitary gland. The species name means 'spiny leaves'.