|Author: ||Peter René
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was given this name by Peter René Oscar Bally in 1959. It is only found outside Nairobi, Kenya, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
six centimetres, the whole plat up to fifteen centimetres height and
30 centimetres across. 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 from Latin brevi; 'short' and torta;
and torta; 'twisted' as the branches are.