|Author: ||Peter René Oscar Bally, 1959
||50 (90) Centimetres
||White - Pink
Monadenium fanshawei, P.R.O. Bally.
Euphorbia neocapitata, Bruyns, 2006 - or not.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was given this name by
Peter René Oscar Bally in 1959.
It is found in Tanzania
and Zambia, growing in grit or another well drained soil with
some water and
some sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the
annual stems up to 50 or even 90 centimetres height. The flowers are
white to pink.
genera name from
the Greek monos; 'one' and -aden; 'gland', referring
to the solitary gland. The species name means 'having a head',
referring to growth habit.