Gilbert Baker, 1880
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
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.