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Photo by Indra Susandi.

Author: Philippe Bisseret & Ernst Specks, 2007
Origin:  Ethiopia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  12 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellowish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This tiny member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Philippe Bisseret and Ernst Specks in 2007. It is found in Bale in the southern Ethiopia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to twelve centimetres in height. The flowers are yellowish.

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 after Michael George Gilbert, the botanist who among others have described Euphorbia gymnocalycioides.

Photo by Indra Susandi.