|Author: ||Gerhard Marx,
Minimum - Medium
mistake: Euphorbia gamkaensis
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Gerhard Marx in
1999. It is found
near Calitzdorp in the Cape Province of South Africa, growing in a
well drained soil with some water and some sun. The central stem can
grow up to six centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to
thirteen centimetres height. The tiny 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 for the occurrence near the Gamka River, Western Cape.