Gilbert Baker, 1894
Kenya, Oman, Socotra, Somalia, Yemen
Euphorbia napoides Pax, 1897.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by
John Gilbert Baker in 1894. It is found
Kenya, Oman, Socotra, Somalia and Yemen, growing in a well drained soil with
little water and not that much sun, as is is found in the shade of
rocks. The caudex can grow to two and a half
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to ten centimetres in
flowers are greenish.
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 named after Hadhramaut, a region in South Arabia,
located mostly in present-day eastern Yemen.