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The flowers by Juan Ramón Alonso,

Author: M.G. Gilbert & Susan Carter, 1984
Origin:  Ethiopia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  10 Centimetres
Flower:  Light Brown
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Michael George Gilbert and Susan Carter in 1984. It is found growing in a well drained soil in Ethiopia. It preferring a bit shadow and only little to some water. The plant can grow up to teen centimetres height with a diameter of twelve centimetres. The flowers are light brown.

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 for the resemblance with the genera Gymnocalycium.

 I might not consider this to be a caudiciform, but here it is anyway.