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Photo from Sukkulente Euphorbien.

The caudex of Euphorbia clavarioides var. truncata by Frikkie Hall,

A large plant by Daderot,

Author: Pierre Edmond Boissier, 1860
Origin:  Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  18 Centimetres
Height:  30 (130) Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Lion's Spoor
Synonyms:  Euphorbia basutica Marloth.
Euphorbia truncata
N. E. Br. = Euphorbia clavarioides var. truncata

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1860. It is found in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The centre can grow to 18 centimetres in diameter, forming a 30 centimetre high and even up to 130 centimetre wide cushion, which will get yellow flowers.

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 'resembling the genera Clavaria'.

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