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Photo by Ferdinand Poilodan.

Author: Henri Ernest Baillion, 1863
Origin:  Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  1 (8) Centimetres
Flower:  Brown
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Tithymalus ecklonii, Klotzsch & Garcke, 1860.
Euphorbia pistiaefolia,

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Henri Ernest Baillion in 1863 (IPNI has Arne Hässler in 1931?). It is found in the Cape Province, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the plant up to one centimetres height, eight if the root is exposed. The flowers are brownish.   

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 was named after Christian Frederick Ecklon, 1795-1868, a Danish chemist and botanical explorer, settling at the Cape.

The flowers by Apostolou Stavros,