Nicholas Edward Brown,
Eastern Cape; South Africa
Mix - Clayish Gravel
Medium - Maximum
(Euphorbia astrophora, Marx.|
Euphorbia gamkensis, Marx.
Euphorbia suppressa, Marx.
This member of the
was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1915. It is found in the Eastern
Cape in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil, in some areas with
quite some clay. It thrive with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to eight centimetres in 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
for its pretending to be another Medusa Euphorbia.