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Euphorbia namibensis

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Photo by Indra Susandi.

Photo by Gerhard Marx.

Author: Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth, 1909
Origin:  South Western Namibia
Soil:  Mix - Sand
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellowish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia argillicola, Moritz Kurt Dinter, 1914.
Euphorbia orabensis, Dinter.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth in 1909. It is found in south western Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with very little water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to twenty centimetres in height. The flowers are yellowish.

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 as it originates from Namibia.