Albin Pax, 1904
Eastern South Africa
Minimum - Medium
Medium - Maximum
Euphorbia knuthii subsp. johnsonii, L.C.Leach.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was described by
Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1904. It is found from Eswatini, southern Mozambique
and eastern South Africa. It is growing in grit or other well drained
soil with little water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
twelve centimetres in diameter, the branches will
reach for 70 centimetres. 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 after Prof. Paul e. O. W. Knuth, 1854-1899, a German botanist.