Medium - Maximum
Yellow - Whitish
Euphorbia viperina, A.Berger.
Euphorbia huttoniae N.E.Br. 1915 =
Euphorbia inermis var. huttonae, A.C.White,
R.A.Dyer & B.Sloane, 1941 =
superans, A.G.J.Herre, 1950.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was
given this name by Philip Miller in 1768. It is found in southern
South Africa, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex
can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, with the branches, it
reaches a diameter of 30 centimetres. The flowers are from almost
white to 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 meaning 'unarmed' for the absent or short spines.