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Author of this page: Ferdinand Poilodan.

Photo by: Ferdinand Poilodan.

Photo by Laurent Houmeau.

Author: Pierre L. Boiteau, 1942
Origin:  Falaise de líAnkara, Northern Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  70 Centimetres
Flower:  Rose / Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia denisiana var. ankarensis, Houyelle, 2018.

This member og the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Pierre L. Boiteau in 1942. It is found in Falaise de L'Ankarana, North-Western Madagascar, growing in black humus on limestone escarpment. Itís an unbranched stem specie, with silver white hairs on both side of the leaves. The stem can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the plant up to 70 centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish inside to rose outside with red margin.  

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 the town of I'Ankara.

Photo by: Ferdinand Poilodan.