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Rather young plant.

An old plant by Ferox56.

Author: P.R:O. Bally & Susan Carter, 1976
Origin:  Somalia
Soil:  Gypsum Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  8 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Peter René Oscar Bally and Susan Carter in 1976. It is found in Somalia, growing in a well drained gypsum grit with some water and lots of sun. The thick root can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to eight centimetres in height and fifteen wide. The flowers are greenish 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 means 'coloured like a mosaic'.

This might not be considered a caudiciform after all. It does have a thick, fleshy root, but it just forms a mound of the two centimetre thick branches. Well, here it is anyway.

Mostly seen as a grafted plants. I have only grown them on their own roods, and never experienced any problems. I keep them warm and moist all year.

Three years, and this is all I got. Own root.