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Author: Peter René Oscar Bally, 1959
Origin:  Angola, Malawi, Southern Tanzania, Zambia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  6 (10) Centimetres
Flower:  White - Light Pink / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Euphorbia orobanchoides, Bruyns, 2006.
Euphorbia orobanchoides, var. calycina,  Bruyns.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Peter René Oscar Bally in 1959. It is found in Angola, Malawi, southern Tanzania and Zambia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to six centimetres height - ten with the caudex exposed. The flowers are white to light pink and green.

The genera name from the Greek monos; 'one' and -aden; 'gland', referring to the solitary gland. The species name means 'looking like Orobanche' for the similarity of the flowering stems.