Edward Brown, 1915
Medium - Maximum
Euphorbia arida subsp. camdebooensis, Bruyns.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1915. It is
found in the Northern Cape and Free State; South Africa, growing in
a well drained soil with little to some water and some to lots of
sun. The swollen stem can grow to five centimetres in diameter and
twenty centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.
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 means 'dry' and it sure originated form a dry area.