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Marc Altenloh.

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Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1911
Origin:  Somalia, Ethiopia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Green - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Lortia major Pax ex Engl. 1906.
Monadenium majus,
Nicholas Edward Brown 1911.
Lortia erubescens, Alfred Barton Rendle 1898.
Might be:
Euphorbia neoerubescens, Bruyns, 2006.
Or: Euphorbia major, Bruyns, 2006.
Lortia erubescens, Rendle.
Lortia major. Pax.
Monadenium erubescens, N.E.Br.
Monadenium majus, N.E.Br.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described twice by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1911. The second time as Monadenium majus. It is found in Somalia and Ethiopia, growing in grit or a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The flowers are green to pink.

The genera name from the Greek monos; 'one' and -aden; 'gland', referring to the solitary gland. The species name means 'becoming red'.