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Euphorbia francoisii Leandri
Notul. Syst. (Paris) 12: 161 1946

Euphorbia francoisii Photo by: K.k. Agrawal
Variable leaf shape, even on the same plant, variable leaf color and pattern. Leaves can be shades of green, almost to black, white to silver, with red veining. Subterranean napiform root, which can be raised for bonsai effect.


See all synonyms of Euphorbia francoisii
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Euphorbia francoisii Leandri
Notul. Syst. (Paris) 12: 161 1946

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Euphorbia francoisii var. crassicaulis Rauh
Euphorbia J. 0: 183-187. ills.. 1997
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Euphorbia francoisii hybrid hort.


Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Euphorbia francoisii group

  • Euphorbia francoisii Leandri: (var. francoisiii) is a very variable caudiciform shrublet up to 15 cm tall with beautiful leaves coming in a dazzling array of shapes and colours that change with the seasons. Distribution: Andrahomana, SW Taolanaro, Madagascar.
  • Euphorbia francoisii var. crassicaulis Rauh: has thicker and larger branches up (to 30 cm and 2 cm in diameter); Leaves up to 10 cm long with crisped margins.
  • Euphorbia francoisii f. rubrifolia Rauh: has wine-red leaves and pinkish veins even darker during winter. Seedlings also have red leaves. Distribution: Andrahomana.

17525 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Euphorbia francoisii Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
28692 plantemania © Plantemania
Euphorbia francoisii Photo by: © Plantemania

30172 plantemania © Plantemania
Euphorbia francoisii in the leaves litter, virgin forest of Madagascar. Photo by: © Plantemania
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