George Gilbert, 1987
Ethiopia, Eastern Uganda
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mistake: Euphorbia monadenoides
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was
given this name by Michael George Gilbert in 1987. It is found in
southern Ethiopia and eastern Uganda, growing in a rich but well
drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow
to four centimetres, the plant to 30 or even 70 centimetres in
height. The flowers are yellow.
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 as it resembles Monadenium.