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Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1913
Origin:  North-East Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4-7 Centimetres
Height:  45-75 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Crème Colour
Propagate:  Seeds/?
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Euphorbia neocrispa, Bruyns, 2006.
Monadenium intermedium, P.R.O.Bally.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1913. It is found in north-eastern Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to four or even seven centimetres in diameter, the annual stems from 45 to 75 centimetres height. The flowers are white to crème coloured.

This was the first Monadenium to be described. The genera name from the Greek monos; 'one' and -aden; 'gland', referring to the solitary gland. The species name means 'with curled or wavy margins' of the leaves - given light enough.

The flowers by Xero Sicyos,