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Marc Altenloh.

Photo by Sándor Horváth,

Author: Werner Rauh, 1992
Origin:  Toliara, SW Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  20  (50) Centimetres
Flower:  Red-Brown
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia neobosseri, Werner Rauh, 1992.
By mistake?: Euphorbia sakarahensis

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Werner Rauh in 1992. It is found around Toliara, south-western Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the branches up to 50 centimetres long. The flowers are red-brown.

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 from from the place it first was found on Madagascar: Sakaraha.

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