|Author: ||Carl Ludwig von Willdenow, 1799
||Eastern Cape, South
Minimum - Medium
Medium - Maximum
Euphorbia gilbertii, A.Berger.
Euphorbia lombardensis, Nel.
Euphorbia mamillosa, Lem.
Euphorbia procumbens, Meerb.
Euphorbia radiata, Thunb.
Euphorbia uncinata, DC.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was described by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1799. It is
found on the Eastern Cape in South
Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some
water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to seven
centimetres in diameter, and will be buried in the wild. The
branches can grow to fifteen centimetres length. The flowers are
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 'with spreading, star-like rays'.