Edward Brown, 1915
Minimum - Medium
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by
Edward Brown in 1915. It is found in the in the Northern
Provinces of South Africa,
growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of
sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the plant
up to 70 centimetres height. The flowers are greenish 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 'abnormal' or 'irregular' for the distinctive structure
of the spination when compared with E. clavigere.