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Photo by Indra Susandi.

Photo by Lakota.

Author: Robert Allen Dyer, 1938
Origin:  Mozambique, NE South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  9 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Robert Allen Dyer in 1938. It is found in Mozambique and north-eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to nine centimetres in diameter, and if it is raised, the plant can reach a height of 25 centimetres.  

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 after B. H. Groenewald, a South African amateur specialist on Aloe.

The small flowers by
Indra Susandi.