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Photo by Brad Johnson.

Author: Susan Carter, 1985
Origin:  Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  1,5-4 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Susan Carter in 1985. It is only found in Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the branches up to 20 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 is from Greek di; 'two', Latin; lobus; 'lobe' and  Greek aden; 'gland', for the bilobed glands. It was published in Kew Bulletin 40: 818. 1985, which I can't find.