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This is actually Euphorbia cuneata var. spinescens,
Susan Carter 1980 (former Euphorbia spinescens,
Pax 1894), from Mbuyu.

Photo by Sune Holt,

Photo by Sune Holt,

Author: Martin Vahl Henrichsen, 1791
Origin:  Benin, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  4 Meters
Flower:  Yellowish Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Tirucallia cuneata, Paul V. Heat, 1996.
Lyciopsis cuneata, Schweinf.
Euphorbia cuneata subsp. cretacea, S.Carter.
Euphorbia cuneata
subsp. lamproderma, S.Carter.
Euphorbia cuneata
var. pumilans, S.Carter.
Euphorbia cuneata
subsp. spinescens, S.Carter.
Euphorbia cuneata
subsp. wajirensis, S.Carter.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Martin Vahl Henrichsen in 1791 It is found on the Arabian Peninsula and eastern Africa, growing in grit or an other well drained soil with some water and lots of light. The stem can grow to fifteen centimetres or more in diameter and four metres in height. The flowers are yellowish green.

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 'pointed, wedge-shaped'.

A big plant from Amani S Awaad & Nabila Aljaber's publication.