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Photo by
Marc Altenloh.


Photo by
Marc Altenloh.


 A wild plant from Freenatureimages.eu.

Author: JiřŪ SojŠk, 1972
Family:  EUPHORBIACEAE
Origin:  Cyprus, East Aegean Islands, Kriti, Turkey
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Green / Brownish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia dimorphocaulon, Peter Hadland Davis, 1949

This little member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by JiřŪ SojŠk in 1972. It is found on Crete, Cyprus and in Turkey, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to fifteen centimetres height. 
 

The genera name is an ancient name used by Pliny the Elder to describe a Euphorbia. The species name means 'two formed stem-less'.


The leaves by Frank Vincentz, Wikipedia.org.