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Author: Philip Miller, 1768
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow - Whitish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia viperina, A.Berger.
Euphorbia huttoniae N.E.Br. 1915 =
Euphorbia inermis
var. huttonae, A.C.White, R.A.Dyer & B.Sloane, 1941 =
Euphorbia superans,
A.G.J.Herre, 1950.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Philip Miller in 1768. It is found in southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some  water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, with the branches, it reaches a diameter of 30 centimetres. The flowers are from almost white to 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 meaning 'unarmed' for the absent or short spines.