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Photo by SŠndor HorvŠth,

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Author: Walter Bally, 1959
Origin:  Congo, Zambia, ZaÔre
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellowish-Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Euphorbia discoidea, Bruyns, 2006.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Walter Bally in 1959. It is found in southern Congo, ZaÔre and northern Zambia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellowish green.

The genera name from the Greek monos; 'one' and -aden; 'gland', referring to the solitary gland. The species name means 'disc-like' for the caudex.