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Photo by Eric Hunt.

Photo by Olaf Pronk, Laurette E.U.R.L.

Photo by Gregg DeChirico.

A group and one of them by Woot.

Type 2 flowers by Olaf Pronk, Laurette E.U.R.L.

Author:  W. Rauh & M. Bardot-Vaucoulon, 1999
Origin:  Central Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Pink- Light Bronze - Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Werner Rauh and Martine Bardot-Vaucoulon in 1999. It is found in the Antsiranana Province; central Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun sun. The flowers are - look at the photo...

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 Jean-Noël Labat, a French botanist.

Recently a "Type 2" has  been offered in trade. The leaves are wider, flat and almost red. The flowers has significantly smaller petals. The photos below are from this subspecies/variation or - what I guess - other species. And yes, in 2016, Sébastien Houyelle, raised it to its own species: Euphorbia nadiae.

A typical Type 2 by Woot. Now Euphorbia nadiae, Sébastien Houyelle, 2016.

The leaves of Type 2 by Woot.