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Photo by Thomas Müller.

Photo by:
Ferdinand Poilodan.

Author: Henri Ernest Baillion, 1887
Origin:  Western, Central Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  15 (25) Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ought to be: Euphorbia primulaefolia, John Gilbert Baker 1880:
Euphorbia quartziticola, Jacques Désiré Leandri, 1946.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Henri Ernest Baillion in 1887. It is found on western and central Madagascar, growing in well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the plant to 15 centimetres height, 25 with the caudex raised. The flowers are greenish 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 means 'without much stem'.

Strangely enough, the new name Euphorbia subapoda is being used instead of the original Euphorbia primulaefolia, which I also have a page for.

The flowers by Xero Sicyos,