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Author: Ferdinand Albin Pax, 1904
Origin:  Kenya, Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  10 (40) Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1904. It is found in Kenya and Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to ten or even 20 centimetres in diameter, while the ground creeping branches reaches ten to 40 centimetres. The flowers are bright yellow.

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 The specific name is from Latin, meaning 'of Buru'.

Photo by Frank Vincentz,