Wild plant with caudex by Jean Andre
A plant in culture by Geoff,
Red flowers by L. von Staden,
Greenish flowers by Koosclaassens,
A yellowish flower by Tony Rebelo,
Robert Sweet, 1818
Namibia, Western South Africa
Yellow - Greenish - Red
Cow Milk Bush, Cow Power,
Deerhorn, Elephants Milk Bush, Thick Milkbush
Dactylanthes medusa, Raf.
Euphorbia cervicornis, Boiss.
Euphorbia peltigera, E.Mey. ex Boiss.
Medusea hamata, Klotzsch & Garcke.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
was given this name by Robert Sweet in 1818. It is found in Namibia and
western South Africa, growing in a well drained quartzite gravel soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 45 centimetres in height. The flowers are green over yellow to red.
The genera is named after
Euphorbos, the Greek physician of King Juba II of Numidia. The
species is named means 'hook shaped'.
This is a winter-grower, but
Habitat by Tony Rebelo,
A large bush by Bhekisis, Ispotnature.org.
A big flowering plant by Alan Horstmann,