Previous plant

Euphorbia brevirama

Next plant

Photo by

Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1915
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia brevirama var. astrophora, Marx & van Veldh. =
Euphorbia astrophora, Marx 1996.
Euphorbia brevirama var. supraterra, Marx & van Veldh.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1915. It is found near  Cape Good Hope, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and some to lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to eight centimetres in diameter and fifteen centimetres in height. The 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: brevi; 'short' and -rama; 'branches'.