Ferdinand Albin Pax, 1903
Pinkish-Red - Brownish
Euphorbia rubella var.
brunellii , P.R.O.Bally =
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
was given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1903. It is found in north-eastern
Ethiopia, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 2,5 centimetres
or more in diameter, five centimetres high, the entire plant
to five centimetres or more in height. The flowers are reddish to brownish.
The genera is named after
Euphorbos, the Greek physician of King Juba II of Numidia. The
species is named means 'shining red' for the flowers.