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Euphorbia longetuberculosa

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Author:  Christian F.F. Hochstetter, 1862
Origin:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  14 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellowish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Tithymalus brauni /  braunii Schweinf, 1863.
MoBot has Euphorbia longituberculosa

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter after Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1862. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stems can grow to six centimetres in diameter, and up to 14 centimetres height.

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 means 'covered with long warty lumps' as the stem is.