Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth, 1913
||Mix - Grit
Yellow / Green
Euphorbia filiflora var. nana, G.Will.
Euphorbia nelii, A.C. White, R.A. Dyer & B. Sloane, 1941.
Euphorbia meyeri Nel. 1933.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by
Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth in 1913. It is found
in the border area between South Africa and Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with
little to some water and lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to ten or even 30 centimetres in
flowers are green and 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