Edward Brown, 1915
Good Hope; South Africa
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Head, Medusa's Head
Euphorbia discreta, N.E.Br.
Euphorbia passa, N.E.Br.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by
Nicholas Edward Brown in 1915. It is found in the Cape Province,
South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little water and
some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter,
the plant up to five centimetres height, eight if the root is
flowers are yellowish.
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 after Henry G. Flanagan, 1861-1919, a South African
citrus farmer and botany hobbyist.