Ernest Baillion, 1863
Province; South Africa
Medium - Maximum
Tithymalus ecklonii, Klotzsch & Garcke, 1860.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by
Henri Ernest Baillion in 1863 (IPNI has Arne Hässler in 1931?). It is found in the Cape
Province, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little water and some
to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter,
the plant up to one centimetres height, eight if the root is exposed. The
flowers are brownish.
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 was named after Christian Frederick Ecklon,
1795-1868, a Danish chemist and botanical explorer, settling at