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Photo by Thomas Müller.

The flowers by Sándor Horváth,

And close-up by William, Beijing.

Author: Susan Carter, 1990
Origin:  Somali Republic.
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  3 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Susan Carter in 1990. It is found in the Somali Republic, growing in a well drained soil or grit with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, and the small stems reach for three centimetres as well. The flowers are pink, and the plant can be reproduced by seeds and probably by 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 globulus; 'globule, little ball' and Latin; caulis; 'stem'.

Another plant by William, Beijing.

And close-up by William, Beijing.