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Wild plants by Alan Horstmann, Inaturalist.ca.


Nice little plant by Valentino Vallicelli, Llifle.com.


A large plant by C. Paterson-Jones; Redlist.sanbi.org.

Author: 

Ferdinand Albin Pax, 1905

Family:  EUPHORBIACEAE
Origin: 

S-W South Africa

Soil: 

Mix - Sandy

Water: 

Minimum - Medium

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

10 Centimetres

Height: 

50-100 Centimetres

Flower: 

Greenish Yellow

Propagate: 

Seeds/Cuttings

Names: 

Compass Barrelwort, Compass Milkbarrel, Compass Plant

Synonyms: 

-

This member of the Euphorbiaceae  family was given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1905. It is found in south-western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little  water and lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 or even 100 centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish yellow.

The genera is named after Euphorbos, the Greek physician of King Juba II of Numidia. The species name honours the German botanist Seimar Schönland, 1860-1940.


The flowers by Dr. Jürgen Menzel, Eol.org.


Habitat by Craig Peter, Inaturalist.ca.