Euphorbia mauritanica (Pencil Milkbush) is a succulent shrub with many fleshy, upright, pencil-thin branches that grow from a thick…
Meaning: For Mauretania (present northern Morocco and western and central Algeria north of the Atlas Mountains), an ancient country in North Africa that existed as a tribal kingdom of the Berber Mauri people.
There are often several genera that have the same specific epithet. The same epithet can also be used within a species, for subspecies, varieties, and forms.
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