Leslie Charles Leach, 1973
Southern Malawi, Central
Mix - Grit
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
was given this name by Leslie Charles Leach in 1973. It is found in southern
Malawi and central Mozambique, growing in a well drained gritty soil with
some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to three metres in height. The flowers are yellow.
The genera is named after
Euphorbos, the Greek physician of King Juba II of Numidia. The
species is named from Latin; declivis; 'slopes' and Latin;
cola; 'dwelling' or rather 'living on slopes', as it is
found on steep granite hillsides.