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Euphorbia itremensis

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Photo from:
Thomas Müller.

Photo from:
Thomas Müller.

Author:  M.W. Kimnach & J.J. Lavranos, 2001
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Myron William Kimnach and John Jacob Lavranos in 2001. It is found on Madagascar, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 20 or even 30 centimetres high. The flowers are white.

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 for the occurrence in the Itremo mountains.

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