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Photo from Sukkulente Euphorbien.

The flowers by Frank Vincentz,

Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1915
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia arida subsp. camdebooensis, Bruyns.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1915. It is found in the Northern Cape and Free State; South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and some to lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to five centimetres in diameter and twenty centimetres in height. The flowers are 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 'dry' and it sure originated form a dry area.