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Photo from Sukkulente Euphorbien.

Photo from Sukkulente Euphorbien.
Wild plants in southern Mozambique by Grootscholten.

Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1915
Origin:  Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia persistens, R.A. Dyer, 1938.
(Euphorbia clavigera,
Lacaita, 1928)

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was - -like so many others - given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1915. It is found in Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa, growing in sand or an other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The swollen roots can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 30 centimetres of 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 means 'bearing a club'.