|Author: ||A. White,
R. Dyer & B. Sloane, 1941
Cape, Cape Province; South Africa
Minimum - Maximum
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was described by Alain Campbell White, Robert Allen
Dyer and Boyd Lincoln Sloane in 1941.
It is found on the Western and Southern Cape in South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained
soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the whole plant to one meter height.
The flowers are green.
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 means ' having many leaves'.