ISI 2008-18. Euphorbia sp. aff. umbraculiformis Rauh

This possibly new succulent-stemmed euphorbia has broader leaves than the related E. umbraculiformis. As in that species, the leaves are arranged in rosettes at the stem tips where the colorful leaf-bases unite to form a red “eye”. HBG 97495, Röösli & Hoffmann 5905, from seeds collected Dec. 26, 2005 at Windsor Castle, Madagascar. $8.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 80 (2), March - April, 2008