Photo by Barry Rice.
Not sure on the ID on this one. Should have thorns. Then
again, it seems to change from plant to plant - or more likely:
Area to area.
The flowers by Frank Vincentz,
|Author: ||Pierre L.
L'Ankarana, Western Madagascar
Euphorbia antankara, Leandri, 1946
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was described by Pierre L.
Boiteau in 1941. It is found in Falaise de
L'Ankarana, Western Madagascar, growing in a well drained
soil with some water and some sun. The flowers are bright red. It
can grow to eight centimetres thick and 35 centimetres high.
The genera name; Euphorbia
dates back to the first century BC, where King Juba II of
Mauritania used it in a reference to his doctor, Euphorbos, and that
name was kept as a generic name by Carl von Linnaeus. The species
name indicates it
look like Pachypodiums.