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The flowers by Ferdinand Poilodan.

Author: Carl Ludwig von Willdenow, 1799
Origin:  Eastern Cape, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  5 (15) Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish-Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia gilbertii, A.Berger.
Euphorbia lombardensis,
Euphorbia mamillosa,
Euphorbia procumbens,
Euphorbia radiata,
Euphorbia uncinata,

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 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 means 'with spreading, star-like rays'.

A plant from Kakteen Haage.