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Family: EUPHORBIACEAE 

 Monadenium coccineum
 

Photo by Brad Johnson.

  
Author:  Ferdinand Albin Pax 1931
Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Habitat:  Northern Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  90-130 centimetres
Flower:  Pink-Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Masai Spurge
Synonyms:  Euphorbia neococcinea, Peter Vincent Bruyns 2006

Photo from Succulent Euphorbias.

   This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1931. It is found in northern Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the stems from 90 to 130 centimetres height. The flowers are from pink to red.

This was the first Monadenium to be described. The name comes from Greek: single gland  referring to the way the flower is made.

This is a winter grower.