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A big wild and dormant plant by Ulrich Meve,

Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1911
Origin:  Guinea, Niger, Senegal, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  3 Metres
Flower:  Yellowish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Nicholas Edward Brown  in 1911. It if found in central Tropical Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The stem will grow to 25 centimetres in diameter and up to three metres in height. The plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

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 meaning 'single-spined'.

The flowers and fruits by Ulrich Meve,