Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda
Green / Yellow
Euphorbia mamillaris, Trémaux.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was given this name by Pierre
Tremaux after Pierre Edmond Boissier 1862. It if found
in Chad, Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda, growing in a well drained soil
with little water and lots of sun. The spiny stem can grow up to
fifteen centimetres in diameter and the plant can reach a height of
one meter. It can be
reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.
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 Latin vene; 'poisonous' and fica;