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Photo from Specks Exotica.

Author: Spencer Le Marchant Moore, 1911
Origin:  Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Soil:  Sand, Clay
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  22 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Spencer Le Marchant Moore in 1911. It is found in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 22 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow with red lines.

The genera name from the Greek words ἰατρός; iatros, meaning 'physician', and τροφή; trophe meaning 'nutrition', as to medicinal uses. The species name is named after Camperi Manfredo Camperio, an inhabitant of Eritrea.