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Family: Euphorbiaceae 

 Euphorbia obesa

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Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker 1903
Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  20 centimetres
Flower:  Green
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Gingham Golf Ball, Klipnoors, Vetmensie.
Synonyms:  Euphobia obesum and Euphorbia obesum by mistake

Lateral flowers.

Female flowers.


Male flowers.

   This dioecious member of the Euphorbiaceae family was first described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1903. It is endemic of the Great Karoo, south of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape. Grows in well-drained soil with some of water when in growth and some sun. It will grow to 10 centimetres in diameter and 20 centimetres high. The flowers are, as shown, green, and it can be reproduced by cuttings as well. Rikke's is from Roskilde 2001.

The name Euphorbia comes from Euphorbos, doctor of King Juba II. The name obesa from obese; shape of the plant.

  • Family: Euphorbiaceae
  • SubFamily: Euphorbioideae
  • Tribe: Euphorbieae

The fruits.

This is how it is suppose to look.