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Photo by Laurent Houmeau.

Author:  Werner Rauh & Ratmond Gerold, 1998
Origin:  South-Eastern Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Werner Rauh and Ratmond Gerold in 1998. It is found in south-eastern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the whole plant reach 30 centimetres or more in height. The flowers are white to crème colour.

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 after Ratmond Gerold's wife's maiden name: Waring.

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