|Author: ||M.G. Gilbert
& Susan Carter, 1984
Minimum - Medium
Medium - Maximum
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was given this name by Michael George Gilbert and Susan Carter in 1984.
It is found growing in a well drained soil in Ethiopia. It preferring a
bit shadow and only little to some water. The plant can grow up to teen
centimetres height with a diameter of twelve centimetres. The
flowers are light brown.
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 for the resemblance with the genera Gymnocalycium.
I might not consider this
to be a caudiciform, but here it is anyway.