|Author: ||Werner Rauh, 1992
||Yellow - Reddish
Euphorbia milii var. bosseri, Werner Rauh, 1970.
(Euphorbia bosseri Leandri, 1965)
Was published as
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was
given this name by Werner Rauh in 1992. It is found in south western
Madagascar, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow
to four centimetres or more, the whole plant reaches 30 centimetres
in height. The flowers are from pale yellow to reddish.
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 from Greek; neos; 'new' to avoid a homonym when a
species is transferred from another genera, and after Jean M. Bosser,
a French botanist and agronomical engineer.