|Author: ||P.R:O. Bally & Susan Carter, 1976
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Peter René Oscar
Bally and Susan Carter in 1976. It is found
in Somalia, growing in a well drained gypsum grit with
some water and lots of sun. The thick root can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to eight centimetres in
height and fifteen wide. The
flowers are greenish yellow.
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 'coloured like a mosaic'.
This might not be considered a
caudiciform after all. It does have a thick, fleshy root, but it just
forms a mound of the two centimetre thick branches. Well, here it is
Mostly seen as a grafted plants.
I have only grown them on their own roods, and never experienced any
problems. I keep them warm and moist all year.