Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Dactylanthes globosa Haw. 1823.
Medusea globosa, Klotzsch & Garcke.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was given this name
by John Sims in 1826. It is found on Eastern Cape of
South Africa, growing in a well drained soil or grit with some water and
lots of sun. The stem can grow to three centimetres in diameter,
and reach for ten centimetres. The flowers are greenish yellow, and the plant can be reproduced
by seeds and by cuttings.
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 'bulbpy'.
Euphorbioideae , Tribe: Euphorbieae , SubTribe: Euphorbiinae.