Edmond Boissier, 1860
Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa
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Euphorbia basutica Marloth.
N. E. Br. = Euphorbia clavarioides var. truncata
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Pierre Edmond
Boissier in 1860. It is found in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa,
growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The
centre can grow to 18 centimetres in diameter, forming a 30
centimetre high and even up to 130 centimetre wide cushion, which
will get yellow flowers.
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 'resembling the genera Clavaria'.