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Photo by W. Minuth, Köhres Kakteen.

Photo by W. Minuth, Köhres Kakteen.

Author: John Jacob Lavranos, 2002
Origin:  Tongobory; South-Western Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellowish - Greenish - Reddish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia mangokyensis, Denis, 1921.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by John Jacob Lavranos in 2002. It is found in Tongobory, the south-eastern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex forms under ground, and can reach four centimetres or more. The branches raises to fifteen centimetres. The flowers are greenish, and it seems like these in culture are from reddish to yellowish.

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 is named after the Madagascan nurseryman and explorer Alfred Razafindratsira who collected a single plant in 1999.