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Author of this page: Panos & Stavros.

Photo by Thomas Müller.

Author: John Gilbert Baker, 1880
Origin:  Western + Central Madagascar
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  15 (25) Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia subapoda, Henri Ernest Baillion, 1887.
Euphorbia primulifolia var. begardii, Cremers.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by John Gilbert Baker in 1880. It is found in western and central Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the plant will grow to fifteen centimetres height - 25 if the caudex is exposed. The flowers are white. 

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 'having flowers like a Primula (primrose)'.

Unfortunately, I also have a page with the synonym: Euphorbia subapoda, Henri Ernest Baillion 1887.