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Photo by Barry Rice.

Photo by
Marc Altenloh.
Not sure on the ID on this one. Should have thorns. Then again, it seems to change from plant to plant - or more likely: Area to area.

The flowers by Frank Vincentz,

Author: Pierre L. Boiteau, 1941
Origin:  Falaise de L'Ankarana, Western Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  35 Centimetres
Flower:  Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia antankara, Leandri, 1946

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Pierre L. Boiteau in 1941. It is found in Falaise de L'Ankarana, Western Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The flowers are bright red. It can grow to eight centimetres thick and 35 centimetres high.

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 indicates it look like Pachypodiums.

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