Cornelius Nel, 1935
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by
Gert Cornelius Nel in 1935. It is found
in south-western South Africa, growing in a sandy or other well drained soil with
little to some water and lots of sun sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in
flowers are greenish 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
name means 'many branches'.