Euphorbia maritae

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Euphorbia maritae
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Tribe: Euphorbieae
Subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: E. maritae
Binomial name
Euphorbia maritae

Euphorbia maritae is a species of perennial flowering plant in the Euphorbiaceae family.[1] It takes its name from the discoverer, Marita Specks,[2] who collected the first known specimen in Tanzania with her husband Ernst Specks in 1999.[1]


  1. ^ a b Werner Rauh (1999). "Euphorbia maritae Rauh spec. nov. A new taxon of the Subgenus Trichadenia (Pax) S. Carter (Euphorbiaceae)". British Cactus & Succulent Journal. 17 (4): 217–220. JSTOR 42793622. 
  2. ^ Urs Eggli, Leonard E. Newton (2013). Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. p. 148. ISBN 3662071258.