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The caudex by Valentino Vallicelli,

Author:  John Sims, 1826
Origin:  Eastern Cape, South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  10 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  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'.

SubFamily: Euphorbioideae , Tribe: Euphorbieae , SubTribe: Euphorbiinae.

Photo by Ferdinand Poilodan.