ISI 2006-19. Euphorbia erythrocucullata Mangelsdorff

This recently discovered member of the E. milii complex looks like just another one of those when not in flower. Its inflorescences, however, are strikingly different, enclosed in a pair of beak-like red bracts 2 to 3 cm long, reminiscent of E. pedilanthoides or the tropical American Pedilanthus spp. It was just described in Haseltonia (11:1-16, 2005). HBG 94014, from controlled pollination of plants collected Dec. 4, 1996, by Röösli & Hoffmann (4896), S of Manja, Madagascar where it grows on tsingy limestone in forest with Uncarina turicana. $18.

Correction, published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal Vol. 79 (2), March - April, 2007

Frank Vincentz points out the correct spelling of the author’s name is Mangelsdorff (originally published as “Manglesdorf”).

Photo © 2006 by W. Röösli. Images may not be used elsewhere without permission.

Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 78 (2), March - April, 2006