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Found this nice plant at
Laurette E.U.R.L.

Author: Jacques Désiré Leandri, 1946
Origin:  Central Plateau; Madagascar
Soil:  Quarts Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  9 Centimetres
Height:  10 (30) Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia subapoda, Baill. 1887?
Euphorbia primulaefolia, John Gilbert Baker 1880?

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Jacques Désiré Leandri in 1946. It is found in 1500 meters height of the central plateau of Madagascar, growing in pure quarts sand. Needs some water and lots of sun. The swollen stems can grow up to nine centimetres in diameter, and reach a length of 30 centimetres. The flowers are yellow.

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 'living on quarts'.

A wild plant by H. van der Werff,