From northeastern Uganda, northern Kenya, and southern Ethiopia, this shrubby Euphorbia produces numerous stems from the ground. The thick, variegated stems have stout paired spines, and the species resembles E. heterochroma on steroids. These plants are propagated from material originally collected near Merrill, Kenya (PV 2496), and the plants are not nearly as well marked or as robust as our typical E. tescorum. The cyathia are yellow. We offer rooted cuttings of this species in 5-inch pots.