Edmond Boissier, 1862
Euphorbia procumbens, Mill.
Medusea procumbens, Haw.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by
Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1862. It is found
in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen centimetres in
flowers are 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 from Latin pugnus; 'fist', and Latin -formis;
'shaped like'. for the stem.