Susan Carter, 2000
Great Dyke; Northern Zimbabwe
Mix - Grit
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
was given this name by Susan Carter in 2000. It is found in Great Dyke;
northern Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained or even gritty soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to thirteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 30 centimetres in height, 50 in wide. The flowers are greenish-yellow.
The genera is named after
Euphorbos, the Greek physician of King Juba II of Numidia. The
species is named means 'heaped', possibly referring to the
cushion-like growth of the whole plant.