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Author: Emilio Chiovenda, 1951
Origin:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Green / Reddish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia rubella var. brunellii , P.R.O.Bally.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Emilio Chiovenda in 1951. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to five centimetres in diameter, the plant can reach 25 centimetres.  

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 after H. E. Brunell, a Swedish botanist.