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These plants are found at in the rocks near the port of Port Edward.

Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown, 1915
Origin:  Natal Province; South Africa
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia discreta, N.E. Br. 1915.
Euphorbia passa,
N.E. Br. 1915.
Euphorbia procumbens sensu,
N. E. Br. 1925.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1915. It is found in the Natal Province of South Africa, growing in rich or a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The thick stem can grow up to twelve centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to fifteen centimetres height. The flowers are light 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 after Dr. John Medley Wood, 1827-1915, a British botanist.

Above and below are plants from Kakteen Haage.