W. Rauh & A. Razafindratsira, 1989
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was described by Werner Rauh and
A. Razafindratsira in 1989.
It is found near Tulear in southern Madagascar, growing in grit or
other well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The
caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the branches will
reach for one meter. The flowers are yellow and green.
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 after Prof. Kondo, a Japanese Euphorbia enthusiast.