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Author: Peter René Oscar Bally, 1959
Origin:  Tanzania, Zambia
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  50 (90) Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/?
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Monadenium fanshawei, P.R.O. Bally.
Might be: Euphorbia neocapitata, Bruyns, 2006 - or not.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Peter René Oscar Bally in 1959. It is found in Tanzania and Zambia, growing in grit or another well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the annual stems up to 50 or even 90 centimetres height. The flowers are white to pink.

The genera name from the Greek monos; 'one' and -aden; 'gland', referring to the solitary gland. The species name means 'having a head', referring to growth habit.

Photo from Zelene Listy.