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Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1915
Origin:  North-Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  70 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1915. It is found in the in the Northern Provinces of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the plant up to 70 centimetres height. The flowers are greenish yellow.

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 meaning 'abnormal' or 'irregular' for the distinctive structure of the spination when compared with E. clavigere.

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