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Marc Altenloh.

E.  f.
var crassicaulis Rauh 1966 by Woot

And its flowers by Woot.

Author: Jacques Désiré Leandri, 1946
Origin:  Taolanaro, Southern Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia decaryi var. decaryi, Guillaumin.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Jacques Désiré Leandri in 1946. It is found in the Taolanaro Province, southern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the plant up to fifteen centimetres height. The flowers are greenish.   

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 E. Francois, owner of the farm near Fort Dauphin, Madagascar where the species is described from.

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