A small plant in cultyre by CactusJordii,
The caudex by CactusJordii,
The flower by Alex A. Dreyer,
The leaves by Alex A. Dreyer,
Heinrich G. Adolf Engler,
Angola, Botswana, Namibia,
Western South Africa, Zimbabwe
Euphorbia, Paper-Barked Milkbush, Western Woody Euphorbia
Euphorbia fruticosa, Forssk.
Euphorbia frutescens, N.E.Br.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
was given this name by Heinrich G. Adolf Engler in 1894. It is found in Angola,
Botswana, Namibia, western South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 30 centimetres in
diameter, the entire plant can grow from a two meter bush to a six meter
tree centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish.
The genera is named after
Euphorbos, the Greek physician of King Juba II of Numidia. The
species is named after the German geologist Georg Guerich, 1859-1938,
who collected plants in Namibia.