|Author: ||Nicholas Edward Brown, 1915
Mozambique, South Africa
||Sand - Mix
Euphorbia persistens, R.A. Dyer, 1938.
clavigera, Lacaita, 1928)
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was - -like so many others - given this
name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1915. It is found in
Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa, growing in sand or an
other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The swollen
roots can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up
to 30 centimetres of height. The flowers are greenish 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 'bearing a club'.