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Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1915
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1915. It is found in the western and eastern Cape Provinces in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil or even grit with some water and lots of sun. The stems can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are green.

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 its hairy nectar glands - at least the upper side.