|Author: ||P.R.O. Bally & L.C. Leach, 1975
Tanzania, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Green / Red
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was described by Peter RenÚ
Oscar Bally & Leslie Charles Leach in 1975. It is widely
Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia,
Za´re and Zimbabwe. It grows
in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can
grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the branches up to 20
centimetres long. The flowers are pale green with a red centre.
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 means 'soon falling off, having falling leaves'.